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Family in Palin stalker case files complaint

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The family of a 19-year-old man accused of stalking Sarah Palin is alleging harassment by a Pennsylvania trooper in connection with the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate.

A complaint filed this week says trooper Thomas Powell showed up at Shawn Christy's McAdoo, Pa., home and asked the teen if he was planning to attend a book signing featuring Palin and her daughter Bristol at Minnesota's Mall of America. The complaint says Powell told Christy, "You would never go to Minnesota, would you?"

The family says the visit occurred after Christy called mall security, indicating he might attend.

An Alaska magistrate recently extended a restraining order for Palin against Christy and issued one against his father, Craig Christy. They can attend Palin events, but must stay 1,000 feet from her.

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