Secret Service agents recently detained a Brooklyn, NY, man who showed up at a building where Malia Obama is working as an intern to ask her to marry him.
On April 10, Jair Nilton Cardoso reportedly found his way into the fourth floor of a building in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, where Malia currently works. The 30-year-old then proceeded to hold up a sign at an office window and loudly asked Malia to marry him.
The agents told Cardoso to leave the Tribeca building and to leave her alone but he persisted, following her out of a building in the West Village area (where she also works) two days later.
On April 13, Secret Service agents went to Cardoso’s home to interview him, with the agents concluding he had psychiatric issues and was in need of an evaluation at a local hospital.
Now, the New York City Police Department’s 1st Precinct station house (which covers Tribeca) is deciding on whether to file stalking or harassment charges against Cardoso.
This is not the first time Cardoso has been caught stalking the former first daughter. He also attempted to get into the White House while the Obamas were there on numerous occasions.
Malia is set to attend Harvard University in the fall of this year, but until then she is completing an internship at Harvey Weinstein’s film company.
Prior to this, she had appeared at a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline that happened during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
“To witness a human being and a woman coming into her own outside of her family and outside of the attachments that this country has on her, but someone who’s willing to participate in democracy because she chooses to,” Shailene Woodley, an actor and activist, said to Democracy Now. “Because she recognizes, regardless of her last name, that if she doesn’t participate in democracy, there will be no world for her future children.”