A Florida man accused of repeatedly stalking the Palin family is facing new charges

By means of Tes Williams

Updated: 16 minutes ago Published: 16 minutes ago

A Florida man previously convicted of stalking Sarah Palin and her family is now facing new charges.

Peter Paul Ferrero, 35, has been stalking members of the family for the past 12 years, according to an affidavit written by a Wasilla police officer.

Most recently, he messaged family members on Instagram or attempted to communicate with their messages, the affidavit said. The messages were not threatening but bothersome, and many members of the family have civil protection orders prohibiting Ferrero from contacting them, the affidavit said.

He was convicted of stalking the family in 2014, 2017 and 2019 and of violating a stalking protection order in 2021.

Over the years, Ferrero, who is from Southwest Ranches in South Florida, sent thousands of messages, including threats, to the family on social media, the affidavit said. In previous cases, it was noted that the family members felt threatened by Ferrero and feared his violence would escalate, the affidavit said.

He was arrested in 2014 after police said he tried to break into Bristol Palin’s home.

During the most recent investigation, police spoke with Bristol Palin’s ex-husband, who said Ferrero also showed up at their Texas home, the affidavit said.

Ferrero was recently released from probation and traveled back to Alaska, where he stayed at a Spenard hotel, the affidavit said.

Ferrero faces four counts of stalking and four misdemeanor counts of violating a protective order. He was arrested in Anchorage on May 21 and is being held on $100,000 bail, according to court records.

Alaska’s News Source reported Thursday on the new charges against Ferrero.

He was taken into custody Friday at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility.

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