Panic-stricken Friday Night Lights star MINKA KELLY fled her Beverly Hills apartment when she suspected that she’d been targeted by a stalker.

The 30-year-old Parenthood beauty was already freaked out over the murder of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen when she found her tires and the canvas top of her 2008 Audi convertible slashed in early December.

"It didn’t look like a random act. Minka’s car was parked in her assigned space under a carport with several other cars," a source told The ENQUIRER. "But only Minka’s car was vandalized. It terrified her."

Fortunately, Minka’s boyfriend, New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeter, 36,  was with her when she discovered the damage, said the source.

"Minka kept sobbing to Derek, ‘Oh, my God, oh, my God! Why me? Who would do this?’" the source divulged.

The couple reported the incident to police. Afterward, Derek tried to ease Minka’s panic. "Derek was incredibly protective," said the source.

"He wouldn’t let Minka out of his sight for a minute. He told her, ‘You’re getting out of here. Tell your landlord you’re moving! We’re finding you someplace else to live.’"

Minka didn’t argue, and she moved out the next day.

She’s now staying at an undisclosed location, according to the source.

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