'Dance Moms' cast has had some unsettling run-ins with stalkers

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'Dance Moms' Stars Have Had Several Run-Ins With Stalkers

Lifetime's "Dance Moms" has been bringing us dance drama for six seasons now.

But some unsettling incidents that have been happening off the set lately are arguably even more dramatic than the show itself.

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The most recent of these incidents took place in May when a man tried to break into Abby Lee Miller's dance studio.

According to local media, 34-year-old Joseph McKinstry demanded to be let inside so he could read poetry to the students.

Also disturbing: A Twitter account that reportedly belongs to McKinstry sent out dozens of affectionate tweets to child star Mackenzie Ziegler before his arrest.

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SANTA MONICA, CA - MAY 30: Dance Instructor Abby Lee Miller attends the Abby Lee Dance Company LA's VIP Grand Opening at Abby Lee Dance Company LA on May 30, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: TV personality Abby Lee Miller attends Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: TV personalities/dancers JoJo Siwa, Maddie Ziegler, Kalani Hilliker, tv personality Abby Lee Miller and dancer/tv personality Mackenzie Ziegler, accept the Favorite Reality Show Award for 'Dance Moms' onsteage during Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/KCA2015/WireImage)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 12: Abby Lee Miller and Maddie Ziegler arrives at the 2015 ASTRA Awards at the Star on March 12, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: TV personality/Choreographer Abby Lee Miller attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: (L - R) Shad Moss, Abby Lee Miller, Keshia Chante attends 106 & Park at BET studio on July 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: TV personality Abby Lee Miller visits 106 & Park at BET studio on July 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)
RIDGEWOOD, NJ - JULY 15: Abby Lee Miller signs copies Of Her Book 'Everything I Learned About Life, I Learned From Dance Class' at Bookends Bookstore on July 15, 2014 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Abby Lee Miller arrives at the 3rd Annual Reality TV Awards at the Avalon Hollywood on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 2: Abby Lee Miller at Jimmy Kimmel Live in Hollywood, California on July 2, 2014. Credit: mpi86/MediaPunch /IPX
Abby Lee Miller, The FOX Teen Choice Awards 2014 arrivals (Set B) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. August 10, 2014. (Pictured: Abby Lee Miller)
Abby Lee Miller arrives at the Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson Amphitheater on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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And in September 2015, a San Diego man known as Phoenix Sundown tried to send suspicious packages to one of the cast members.

The packages reportedly contained several blankets, a coffee maker, letters and some sexually explicit material.

The unnamed cast member never received the packages — police destroyed them with a water cannon at the post office.

Sundown was sentenced to three years in prison and will have to register as a sex offender.

According to cast member Chloe Lukasiak, private security guards were hired to keep an eye on the "Dance Moms" stars in the studio and during competitions.

She said in an interview with Radar Online: "Our crew would go outside and deal with it. It's creepy, it's so scary."

Recent reports said casting for season seven of "Dance Moms" was underway. No word yet on exactly when the new season will premiere.

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