Brian Perez is a New York resident whom we knew nothing about until he had the not so brilliant idea of threatening model Bella Hadid.
Brian has been identified as Hadid’s stalker who took to social media to threaten the 21-year-old and her family in a series of messages and videos sent to her last December.
Luckily for Bella and the rest of the Hadid clan, reports say Brian Perez has been apprehended and locked up, at least for now.
37-year-old Perez from the Bronx was taken in, hours later after Bella Hadid filed a complaint on Thursday. The stunning model filed the complaint after she saw Brian Perez standing outside her Tribeca home. Perez was arrested 12 hours later on Thursday night at E. Houston and Lafayette Sts. Reports say his charges include aggravated harassment and stalking.
Turns out, Brian Perez is no stranger to being in jail. He has a dozen arrests under his belt. Five of his 12 previous arrests are sealed. Charges from past arrests include charges for drugs, reckless endangerment and motor vehicle infractions, a police source said.
Not much info on other personal details have been released about Mr. Brian Perez for the time being. With that rap sheet however, we don’t foresee a bright future for the clearly troubled fella. He is currently awaiting arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court.
Hadid had to put up with Perez lurking around for the last three months and though is not rare for celebs to experience having stalkers, is certainly no walk in the park and is probably something they will never get used to.
The supermodel resumed her social activities like a pro by making an appearance at the birthday dinner of good friend, Samuel Krost that same night. She was joined by her supermodel sister, Gigi.
The Hadid sisters are expected to be on NYFW duties this week.