EVERETT Wash. — Police said a man who wrote a threatening letter to the governor claimed to be under the influence of aliens.
The Washington State Patrol unit that provides protection to Gov. Chris Gregoire was forwarded a request for reconsideration letter from the Office of Administrative Hearings in Seattle from a man who said he was having hallucinations and that aliens were telling him to assassinate the governor.
On Friday, Everett police visited the 50-year-old man, who police said acknowledged writing the letter. When asked about assassinating the governor, the man said, “That’s what (the aliens) are telling me to do,” a Snohomish County police document said.
According to the document, the man said he wrote the portion about the governor because he wanted them to change their decision regarding his surgery.
The man was arrested for investigation of threats against the governor.
Tip from Matt Crowley (@matthetube) via Twitter
Claiming some kind of external being or spirit to weasel your way out of doing something stupid isn’t anything new.
This man claims both to have contact with aliens and that it was just hallucinations. Which one is it?
I get that the man was upset about his surgery decision but threatening an elected official was probably one of the dumbest things he could have done to bring attention to his cause. He needs some psychiatric help.