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Marcia Diana Valentine
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Actress Sandra Bullock and husband Jesse James have found Marcia Diana Valentine, left, lying in front of their garage door several times, authorities in Huntington Beach, Calif., said.
updated 4/27/2007 12:17:20 PM ET 2007-04-27T16:17:20

A woman who authorities say is obsessed with Sandra Bullock was arrested after she allegedly tried to run over the actress' husband in a confrontation outside the couple's home.

Marcia Diana Valentine, 45, of Huntington Beach tried to run over Jesse James, host of "Monster Garage," with her silver Mercedes after Bullock asked her to leave the couple's home Sunday, Jim Amormino, an Orange County sheriff's spokesman, said Thursday.

"She jumped in the car, put it in reverse and accelerated in his direction," Amormino said. "She attempted to hit him three or four times."

James was not injured, and Valentine fled before authorities arrived, he said.

Authorities said it was not the first time Valentine showed up at the celebrity couple's home. On several occasions, Bullock and James had found Valentine lying in front of their garage door, Amormino said.

Valentine was arrested Monday for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon. She was released after posting $25,000 bail. A court hearing was scheduled for May 22, and formal charges were pending, said Farrah Emami, spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney's office.

"Both Jesse James and Sandra Bullock are fine, and it is now in the hands of authorities," said Cheryl Maisel, Bullock's publicist.

Valentine could not be reached for comment. It was not immediately known whether she had hired an attorney.

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