By Lynette Rice
Updated September 12, 2009 at 06:20 PM EDT

The Los Angeles Times reports that a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge issued a restraining order against a Northern California man who had allegedly stalked The Hills star Audrina Patridge. In court papers, a lawyer for Patridge said Zachory Loring, 24, of Petaluma showed up on the doorstep of her L.A. home last month, identified himself as a fan and handed her poems written to her and a photo of a woman being strangled. He returned two more times, once staying on her porch for seven hours, the lawyer said.

The restraining order prevents Loring from coming within 100 yards of the reality TV star. A hearing on a long-term order is set for Sept. 30.