Charges dropped against man arrested outside Madonna's home
Madonna performs during her concert in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. (AP / Alexander Demianchuk)
The Associated Press
Published Saturday, October 13, 2012 3:27PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, October 13, 2012 4:47PM EDT
NEW YORK -- A New York City judge has dismissed weapons charges against a former firefighter who was arrested outside Madonna's apartment building two years ago.
Police say Robert Linhart parked his SUV outside the Material Girl's Central Park West apartment, laid out a tarp and spray-painted poster boards with love notes. One said "Madonna, I need you." Another read, "Tell me yes or no. If it's yes, my dream will come true. If it's no, I will go."
The New York Post reports that Manhattan state Supreme Court Judge Analisa Torres ruled Friday that police improperly seized a gravity knife and an ice pick from Linhart when they arrested him.
A resisting-arrest charge is still pending.
Linhart's lawyer, Lawrence LaBrew, says Linhart maintains his innocence.