A Rhode Island man is facing multiple felony charges after he was allegedly found living in Jennifer Lopez’s pool house on her Hamptons estate and the music superstar already had an order of protection against him, Southampton Town Police said Aug. 21 in announcing his arrest.
John M. Dubis, 49, of Coventry, R.I., remains jailed Aug. 21 on $100,000 bail after being arraigned in front of a magistrate judge at Southampton Town Justice Court in Hampton Bays.
Southampton Town Police were called to Jennifer Lopez’s residence in Water Mill – a section of the Hamptons – on Aug. 8, after her employees called 911 to report a “suspicious male” on the property, a news release said.
When detectives arrived to the scene, they allegedly found Dubis living inside Lopez’s pool house and they believe he was there for at least a week. It was unclear how he managed to enter the exclusive three-acre property.
Police said Dubis has a history of strange encounters with the music superstar, which forced Lopez to obtain an order of protection against him. The judicial order barring Dubis from contacting Lopez was still in effect when he was arrested.
Dubis was charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree stalking, first-degree criminal contempt and possession of burglar tools.
According to local media reports, Dubis was arrested at least once before in Rhode Island on an unrelated unlicensed driving charge. The outcome of that case was not known. A phone call placed to Dubis’ Rhode Island home on Wednesday evening went unanswered.
A Southampton police spokeswoman said Dubis appeared before a magistrate judge at Southampton Town Court on Aug. 9. The court also ordered Dubis to undergo “an exam” to determine if he is “fit to proceed” in the case, police said. He will return to court at a later date.