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Stalker tries to run former 'Monster Garage' star Jesse James over


By Christopher Rocchio, 04/27/2007 

Jesse James is a motor-vehicle enthusiast, but the former Monster Garage star presumably doesn't relish the thought of almost being run over by one.

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But that's what almost happened last weekend when the 38-year-old came close to being hit by a woman who was stalking his wife, actress Sandra Bullock, outside their Southern California home, People reported Thursday.

"At around 10:40AM [last Sunday] James found the suspect, Marcia Valentine, lying on their driveway," Orange County sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino told People.  "He told her to leave, but instead she got into her 2004 silver Mercedes and tried to run him over three to four times... Valentine tried to kill him."

The alleged attack by Valentine -- who had been stalking Bullock in the past, according to Amormino -- was witnessed by the 42-year-old actress as well as James' 10-year-old son, Jesse Jr.

"Both Jesse James and Sandra Bullock are fine and it is now in the hands of the authorities," Bullock's representative Cheryl Maisel told People.

While Valentine fled the scene following her attempt to run-over James, People reported an officer recognized her 2004 Mercedes the following morning and arrested her for assault with a deadly weapon. She posted $25,000 bail and is due in court on May 22.   Amormino was unable to confirm if Valentine had a previous arrest record or whether any restraining orders had been filed against her, according to People.

(Photo credit Discovery)


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