NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - Former first daughter Malia Obama, 18, is doing an internship in New York City. A 30-year-old man showed up where she is working and begged her to marry him, according to reports.
The Brooklyn man seems to be obsessed with Obama. He reported showed up last week at the building in Tribeca where she interns but Secret Service agents kicked him out.
Two days later, he reportedly showed up at another building where Obama was working. Secret Service agents interviewed the man and took him to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. It turns out, agents recognized the man as someone who had attempted to get into the White House numerous times.
The Daily News identified him as Jair Nilton Cardoso.
Dan Bongino was a Secret Service agent for 11 years. He told Fox 5 that these kinds of cases are not that unusual and that people send letters, email and follow the president and the president's family all the time. He added that unless the unwanted visitor is breaking the law they can't be arrested.
So far, the man has not been charged.
But Bongino said that in situations like this the Secret Service has various legal avenues it can pursue if agents determine the man is a threat. For example, the Secret Service could get a legal order of protection to keep him a certain distance from Obama or charge him with trespassing later on if he is found in a building where he is not permitted to be.
Normally, the children of former presidents only have Secret Service protection until they turn 16. However, before the end of his presidency, Barack Obama requested an extension for Malia Obama. Donald Trump approved it when he became president.