Fan told to stay away from Madonna`s NYC home

Last Updated: Oct 09, 2010, 13:07 PM IST

New York: He might want to tell Madonna he`s crazy for her, but a fan who was arrested while proclaiming his love near her New York City apartment is being told to stay at least 10 blocks away.

A judge made that a condition as he set bail at $20,000 on Friday for Robert Linhart.

The 59-year-old retired firefighter was arrested last month. Authorities say he scrawled messages of adoration for the "Crazy for You" and "Material Girl" singer outside her apartment building near Manhattan`s Central Park.

Linhart`s lawyer has said the messages weren`t threatening — just signs of being a fan.

A grand jury declined to indict Linhart on graffiti charges. He pleaded not guilty Friday to resisting arrest and weapons possession. Authorities have said he had a knife and ice pick.

Bureau Report