Jair Nilton Cardoso allegedly showed up at Malia Obama’s internship in Tribeca and begged her to marry him, according to a new report from New York Daily News. Secret Service agents detained Cardoso, 30, after he stalked the 18-year-old at several locations around New York City.
Agents reportedly recognized him as a longtime stalker of the former first daughters, and revealed he had attempted to get into the White House in the past.
The Secret Service went to Cardoso’s apartment in Brooklyn last week to interview him. They determined he suffered from psychiatric issues and escorted him to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
On Tuesday, the Secret Service reported Cardoso to the NYPD. It is unclear if stalking or harassment charges will be filed against him.
Malia is the oldest daughter of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama. She has been living in New York City for the past few months on a “gap year” before she’s scheduled to begin attending Harvard this fall.
Her younger sister, Sasha Obama, is finishing high school in Washington D.C.