Sandra Bullock's 911 call about stalker played in court
Sandra Bullock sounded panicked and tearful when she called to report an intruder in her home - who it later transpired had a 'love letter' to her filled with sexual expletives.
The 'Blind Side' actress locked herself in her bedroom cupboard after discovering Joshua Corbett in her house in the early hours of one morning last June and the audio of her 15-minute call to emergency services was played in court yesterday.
Breathing heavily, Sandra told the dispatcher: "I'm in my closet. I have a safe door. I'm locked in the closet right now."
The 50-year-old actress went on to give a description of the man and explained she had got out of bed after hearing a noise.
She added: "I thought it was a wind blowing. Then I saw the person."
Sandra - whose five-year-old son was not home at the time - tried to navigate police through security but was unable to open a gate at her driveway with her mobile phone.
She worriedly said: "Now my phone is not working so maybe they know how to override my system."
When officers got in to the property, the 'Gravity' star was heard tearfully thanking the dispatcher.
The audio was played at a preliminary hearing - at which the actress is not expected to testify - during which a judge will determine whether there is enough evidence for Corbett to stand trial for stalking the actress, as well as various firearms charges.
Other evidence submitted included testimony from Los Angeles Police Officer Jose Bermudez, who described how Corbett was clutching a notebook containing a two-page letter to the actress and magazine photos of her when he was arrested.
The judge said graphic entries in the notebook, combined with photos of the actress wearing sheer clothing with a low neckline supported an inference that there was a sexual motivation.
"You are so hot and intelligent and lithesome and taut," the judge read from the notebook, followed by an entry with sexual expletives.
"One sees there is more than merely a desire for connubial bliss, however misplaced," Judge Bork said.
He added: "I'm sorry. I love you Sandy."
Security footage showed the alleged stalker outside the actress' gate on each of the three days before his arrest, while entries read from his notebook begged the star - who he described as his wife and said he wanted to have sex with her - to open the "two large impervious gates" at the front of her property for him.
Following a search on his home, Corbett was charged with 19 felonies relating to weapon possession after he was discovered to have an "arsenal" of weapons, including seven machine guns.
Along with seven charges for those guns, he also faces two counts of possession of an assault weapon and 10 counts of possession of a destructive device - believed to be red-tipped tracer rounds - as well as being charged for stalking the actress.
Corbett, 39, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.