Robert O’Ryan, the Florida man who pleaded not guilty to charges of stalking Olympic gymnast and “”Dancing With the Stars”” contestant Shawn Johnson, was a former Olympic hopeful himself before an injury caused extreme depression, a close friend told “Good Morning America.”
Police believe the 34-year-old drove cross country from his home at the Osprey RV Park in Yulee, Fla., to Los Angeles to see Johnson. O’Ryan reportedly lived in the RV park for less than a year and was considered a “loner” to neighbors.
“He didn’t seem to associate with too many people,” neighbor Dennis Cronin told ABC News’ Jacksonville affiliate WJXX.
“He was just weird,” another neighbor, Lorynn Thomas, said.