Tampa woman accused of stalking and harassing rock star Chris Cornell and his family

TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa woman accused of stalking rock star Chris Cornell is not allowed to go near the MidFlorida Amphitheater next month when his group performs.

The FBI arrested Jessica Robbins on Friday. She's accused of harassing the Soundgarden singer and his family and even trying to break into their Miami home.

Her threats were so serious that Cornell told investigators he pulled his kids out of New York Public Schools.

Robbins would not come to the door of her Tampa home to respond to the charges. Neighbors tell ABC Action News she keeps to herself.

According to the complaint filed in federal court, Robbins spends hours a day posting threatening messages online directed to Cornell and his wife -- most too vulgar to share on television.

"It can be scary because these are the kinds of people who can commit very violent acts," said John Fitzgibbons, a Tampa attorney who is not involved in the case but is very familiar with the law and stalking.

Fitzgibbons became a victim of stalking back when he received national attention for defending Debra LaFave.

"These are difficult cases because many times they deal with unstable, mentally ill people," he said.

According to court records, Robbins suffers from bi-polar disorder. She's currently out on bond but has been ordered to stay away from Cornell and his band.

As part of her bond conditions, she can't get within 1,000 feet of the MidFlorida Amphitheatre when Soundgarden is set to perform there on Aug. 11.

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