Crime & Courts

Florida man accused of repeatedly stalking Palin family faces new charges

A Florida man who was previously convicted for stalking Sarah Palin and her family is now facing new charges.

Peter Paul Ferrero, 35, has stalked members of the family throughout the last 12 years, according to a sworn affidavit written by a Wasilla police officer.

Most recently, he sent members of the family messages on Instagram or tried to interact with their posts, the affidavit said. The messages weren’t threatening, but were bothersome, and many members of the family have civil protective orders that bar Ferrero from contacting them, the affidavit said.

He’s been convicted for stalking the family in 2014, 2017 and 2019 and for violating a stalking protective order in 2021.

Over the years, Ferrero, who is from Southwest Ranches in South Florida, has sent thousands of messages, including threats, to the family on social media, the affidavit said. Previous cases noted the family members felt threatened by Ferrero and worried his violence may escalate, the affidavit said.

He was arrested in 2014 after police said he tried to break into Bristol Palin’s home.

During the most recent investigation, police talked with Bristol Palin’s ex-husband, who said that Ferrero had also showed up at their home in Texas, the affidavit said.


Ferrero was recently released from probation and traveled back to Alaska, where he was staying at a Spenard hotel, the affidavit said.

Ferrero is facing four felony stalking charges and four misdemeanor charges of violating a protective order. He was arrested May 21 in Anchorage, according to court records, and is being held on a $100,000 bail.

Alaska’s News Source on Thursday reported on the new charges filed against Ferrero.

He was in custody Friday at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility.

Tess Williams

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