LA Councilman Alarcon obtains stay-away order against man

A Los Angeles city councilman has obtained a temporary restraining order against a man who allegedly has twice broken into his home.

Lawrence Lydell Payton was ordered Friday to stay at least 100 yards from Richard Alarcon, his Panorama City home, workplace and car. He is also banned from contacting Alarcon in any way, including telephone calls and e-mail.

In a sworn declaration in support of the order, Alarcon said the man came back to his home March 12 after first breaking into the residence in October 2009.

Alarcon described Payton as "a very large man" who appeared extremely intimidating and angry and believed Alarcon's home belonged to him.

A hearing on whether to extend the order is scheduled for April 6.

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