A female SpaceX employee was granted a temporary restraining order against a man who was detained by police after he showed up at the company's facility in Hawthorne, CA following months of "non-coherent" emails.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the employee (who The Blast is choosing not to name) claims she was receiving "frequent and unsolicited texts and emails" from the man (who we are also not naming) dating as far back as March 25, 2019.
She says the emails contained "non-coherent statements" and the ordeal has taken "an extreme mental toll on my well-being."
The employee claims the man eventually showed up at the SpaceX office — after driving to the Los Angeles area from Austin, TX — and was turned away by security.
Then last week, the man sent an email saying he was waiting for her at the Starbucks near the facility. The email read, "I'm now at Starbucks a little ways near the SX building. Could you please pick my up this evening. I am not committing to the digital communication issue as it relates to picking it up."
The man was then picked up by Hawthorne Police and was held for a day before being released.
In her filing, the woman included a slew of messages from the man, a few of which made reference to SpaceX founder Elon Musk. One message read, "Tim is playing with bologna. And Elon hung up the guy we all don't really want especially me. If you don't Eric will."
Another read, "Is it time to walk it all in? That old infinite loop. And tell Elon he already knew because."
The woman got the temporary restraining order while he was still behind bars. He was ordered to stay 100 yards away from the woman and her place of work.
A hearing to make the order permanent is scheduled for next month.