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Fan Who Charged A-Rod Was Looking to Impress Cameron Diaz



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    It looks like someone needs a history lesson from John Hinckley Jr.

    The crazed fan who ran on to the field of Yankee stadium and attempted to charge A-Rod during game three of the ALCS told police that he did it out of love for Cameron Diaz, according to reports.

    Grim LeRogue (who was born Joe Rogan but legally changed his name), 33, was carrying five pictures on him when he tried to confront Rodriguez, one of which was a picture of the third-baseman with an X scribbled across his face, and a drawing of a gun pointed at his head.

    There was also a threat written on the picture which said, “You have to go bud, you’ve ruined too many of our white queens,” police sources told the Daily News.

    Diaz and Rodriguez were reportedly an item over the summer, and were seen at several parties together, as well as taking a helicopter tour of Manhattan.

    "He was absolutely out of his mind," a police source told the News, adding that LeRogue was rambling the entire time he was in custody.

    LeRogue, who was tackled almost instantly after reaching the field, was charged with assault and with interfering with a sporting event. He is currently undergoing a psychiatric evaluation at Bellevue Hospital, and is scheduled to have a bedside arraignment on Thursday.

    LeRogue, who lives with his mother, Catherine Rogan, in Williamsburg, thinks that the incident was an attempt to sell his 700-page book that is, "about a ninja or something" that he’s trying to get published.

    "I think it's publicity for his book," his mother told the paper. "I'm sure he's fine," she said of his condition.