LOS ANGELES – A 34-year-old drifter was ordered to stand trial for allegedly stalking Mel Gibson (search). Superior Court Judge Leland Harris ruled Thursday that there was enough evidence to try Zack Sinclair on a felony count of stalking. The defendant remained jailed on $500,000 bail pending a Dec. 16 arraignment.
A call to Gibson's publicist seeking comment was not immediately returned.
Sinclair was arrested in September for investigation of stalking the actor-director. He allegedly went to the gate of Gibson's Malibu estate repeatedly that month after evading neighborhood security and asked to pray with the actor.
Sinclair was rearrested Oct. 7 after allegedly violating a court order to stay away from Gibson and his family.
In a court filing, Gibson said the man also interrupted his worship on Sept. 19 at a chapel and "demanded that I pray with him" before the filmmaker's bodyguard escorted him out.
Sinclair is also suspected of sending letters to Gibson and his family in which he recounted his prayers for the actor, cited biblical verse and praised Gibson's movie "The Passion of the Christ (search)."