Stalker showed up to Shakira’s Miami Beach mansion late at night — in a taxi, cops say

Shakira had an unexpected — and unwanted — visitor in the wee hours of Monday morning at her Miami Beach mansion.

According to an arrest report from the Miami Beach police department, an officer responded to the pop star’s North Bay Road mansion around midnight after Daniel Valtier, 56, showed up via taxi at her door.

The officer made contact with the cab driver who said that Valtier, of El Paso, Texas, did not pay the $70.06 fare.

Daniel Valtier
Daniel Valtier

Valtier stated he “he did not have the money or the intention of paying the fare,” says the affidavit, and that the “person who lived at the listed location was supposed to pay.” It’s unclear if Shakira or her two young sons were at home at the time.

The suspect then attempted to charge the ride to his debit card, but the transaction was declined.

The cab driver said he wanted to press charges and the defendant was placed under arrest for hiring a vehicle with intent to defraud and transported to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

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It turns out the non-paying passenger was also Shakira’s alleged stalker. A separate MBPD police report says that for weeks leading up to the visit he had been sending Shakira packages containing gifts like wine, chocolate and toys, as well as letters and other items.

The suspect also allegedly wrote on social media that he was “married” to Shakira and they planned on opening a trucking business and a “worldwide” garment manufacturing corporation together.

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On Jan. 3, after Valtier posted a picture of a business card from the Rodeway Inn in Bonifay, Florida, roughly 500 miles from Miami Beach, the pop star’s “alarmed” security team alerted authorities.

At the police station, Valtier invoked his Miranda Rights but was subsequently slapped with an additional charge of stalking.

Valtier appeared in Miami-Dade bond court Tuesday, where the judge ordered him to stay away from Shakira. He remains behind bars on $100,000 bond.

He was also fined $2,500 on the taxi charge.