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Weapons charges dropped in Madonna stalking case

Saturday, October 13, 2012
Madonna performs on the MDNA tour at Staples Center on Wednesday Oct. 10, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Madonna performs on the "MDNA" tour at Staples Center on Wednesday Oct. 10, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP) (AP Photo)

A New York City judge has dismissed weapons charges against a former firefighter who was arrested outside Madonna's apartment building two years ago.

Police say Robert Linhart parked his SUV outside the Material Girl's Central Park West apartment, laid out a tarp and spray-painted poster boards with love notes. One said, "Madonna, I need you." Another read: "Tell me yes or no. If it's yes, my dream will come true. If it's no, I will go."

The New York Post reports that Manhattan state Supreme Court Judge Analisa Torres ruled Friday that police improperly seized a gravity knife and an ice pick from Linhart when they arrested him.

A resisting-arrest charge is still pending.

Linhart's lawyer, Lawrence LaBrew, says Linhart maintains his innocence.

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