CHICAGO - APRIL 16: Equestrian Georgina Bloomberg poses for a portrait during the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit at the Palmer House Hilton on April 16, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
A 48-year-old Queens pizzeria worker faces charges of harassment and aggravated harassment for allegedly stalking Mayor Bloomberg's daughter with emails and text messages.
Salvatore Di Bartolo became obsessed with 28-year-old Georgina Bloomberg in late May, and sent a series of text messages to an NYPD sergeant asking for help in reaching the mayor and his daughter to talk about their "wedding plans," the Daily News reports.
Di Bartolo was warned by the sergeant "not to have any contact with complainant Bloomberg in any way, including through the third party," but continued to text the sergeant anyway.
Shortly afterward, he was arrested in a pre-dawn raid June 7 at his apartment, said the Daily News.
Georgina Bloomberg, an equestrian star who's just released a book, "The A Circuit," told police she had never met or heard of Di Bartolo, a divorced dad of two described by neighbors as "quiet but strange," according to the Daily News. He reportedly sold plastic Jesus statues and votive candles from the stoop of his building when he wasn't working at a local pizza place.
Di Bartolo was jailed with harassment and aggravated harassment, and remains on Rikers Island in lieu of $25,000 bail. He also faces charges of forging a federal judge's signature last year on a bogus court order awarding himself $10 million.