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Mila Kunis' Stalker Arrested After Escape From Mental Health Facility

The man escaped from a secured mental health center about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles

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    A man sentenced for stalking actress Mila Kunis is arrested in Santa Monica after escaping from a behavioral health center about 45 miles away. Ted Chen reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Wednesday June 3, 2015. (Published Wednesday, June 3, 2015)

    A man sentenced for stalking actress Mila Kunis was arrested after escaping over the weekend from a secured mental health facility in Southern California, according to authorities.

    Stuart Lynn Dunn fled the Pomona facility by climbing out through a bathroom window about 8 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Department of Probation confirmed that he was arrested Wednesday morning in an alley near the 1100 block of Sixth Street in Santa Monica, about 45 miles west of the Olive Vista Behavioral Health Center in Pomona.

    Dunn, 30, was believed to have escaped to western Los Angeles County, where he was likely attempting to blend in with the homeless population, according a statement issued earlier this week from the sheriff's department.

    Authorities have not determined whether he attempted to contact Kunis, probation officials said.

    "Now that we have him in custody, we'll be investigating what he's been doing for the time that he was at large," said Reaver Bingham, of the Los Angeles County Probation Department.

    Dunn was sentenced to the behavioral health center after pleading no contest to a felony count of stalking the "Black Swan," "Ted" and "Jupiter Ascending" actress in January 2013. The probation department requested the assistance of the Los Angeles County Sheriff' Department on Sunday in locating Dunn, said sheriff's Lt. Martin Rodriguez.

    Dunn has been arrested multiple times for trying to contact and meet Kunis. He was ordered to stay away from the actress after he was found living in a vacant condo owned by the star in 2012. He was later arrested outside her gym for violating probation stemming from a restraining order.

    Dunn was sentenced to six month of rehabilitation, five years of probation and ordered to stay away from the actress.

    Stalking laws have been steadily tightened since actress Rebecca Schaeffer's murder 25 years ago. The 21-year-old actress-model was shot to death at her Los Angeles apartment in 1989 by obsessed fan Robert Bardo.

    Bardo, an Arizona native, wrote Schaeffer letters and tried to meet her at a studio where she worked. He eventually tracked down the "My Sister Sam" actress after paying a private investigator to obtain her home address from state motor vehicle records.

    Bardo remains in prison, serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.