Man Held for Allegedly Stalking Actress Jennifer Garner

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    Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck attend Game Seven as the Boston Celtics take on the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden on May 17, 2009 in Boston.

    A man remained in the Santa Monica Jail Tuesday in lieu of $150,000 bail for allegedly violating a restraining order preventing him from coming within 100 yards of actress Jennifer Garner and her family.

       Steven Richard Burky, 37, was taken into custody Monday at 9:05 a.m. at a nursery school in the 1200 block of Alley One, at the rear of the First Presbyterian Church, police confirmed. Violet Affleck, one of two daughters of Garner and her actor husband Ben Affleck, attends the school.
      
    Garner was granted a restraining order against Burky in November 2008, after telling a judge she feared for her life and that of her family. She alleged that Burky had been stalking her since 2002 and was becoming more and more threatening.
      
    According to her court papers, Burky once told her "God had sent him a vision of her being persecuted in some manner that may result in her death.''
      
    Burky was held on a psychiatric hold last year.