Bella Hadid’s Alleged Stalker Arrested in New York City


Bella Hadid Calls the Police After Finding Alleged Stalker Outside Her New York Home

A 37-year-old man was arrested outside of Bella Hadid‘s New York City home after he was allegedly seen standing near her apartment building on Thursday.

The supermodel, 21, called the New York City Police Department to report a man had been stalking and harassing her between December 17, 2017, and Feb. 7, an NYPD spokesperson tells PEOPLE.

Ryan S. Perez was arrested Thursday at around 9:35 p.m. after Hadid told police he had left “numerous unwanted threatening messages” to her through social media, the spokesperson said.

Perez was charged with aggravated harassment and stalking. The investigation is ongoing, and it is unclear if he is still in custody, the spokesperson tells PEOPLE.

The model did not let the incident stop her from enjoying her night, as she later headed to friend Samuel Krost’s birthday dinner, which Bella shared video of on her Instagram stories.

There she was joined by sister Gigi, who had just closed Jeremy Scott’s New York Fashion Week show.