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Local news outlets in Alaska are reporting that former Gov. Sarah Palin has filed for a protective order against Shawn R. Christy, a Pennsylvanian 18-year-old who has in the past mailed the governor receipts from gun purchases and a disturbing note that said, he "tried to follow the Bible" but had "evil and wickedness in him.”

According to reports, Palin filed for the restraining order in Anchorage District Court, claiming Christy had been stalking her and her family via phone and email messages since the summer of 2009.  The temporary order expressly prohibits Christy from "following, approaching, confronting, watching or otherwise staking or threatening to stalk or assault" Palin, her family and her friend Kristan Cole who also filed a complaint over Christy.

A hearing for a long-term order has been scheduled for Oct. 13.

According to Cole, Christy's threatening demeanor had concerned the family and friends for months, but they were forced to act this week after the man called her, announcing that his plane had landed in Alaska.  “When someone sends you proof that they’ve purchased weapons. Proof that they know where you live. And said that they are looking into purchasing a one-way plane ticket to Alaska and then calls from a cell phone with a 907 number, it’s over the line and we need protecting.”

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