‘The Walking Dead’ Actress Arrested for Mailing Ricin-Laced Letters to President
Before you jump into this one, realize that is in no way a joke. This is apparently… real life. Sometimes, you just can’t make real life up.
Shannon Richardson, who surfaced in AMC’s, The Walking Dead and The CW’s, The Vampire Diaries, was arrested this past Friday, June 7th, in Arkansas. Why you ask? Well, apparently she sent ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns back on May 20th.
I told you we couldn’t make this up.
Richardson initially phoned the Federal Bureau of Investigation and claimed her husband (oh how faithful this one is), Army veteran Nathaniel Richardson, sent the letters. An investigation however unearthed a completely different story, as officials discovered Shannon herself was responsible for mailing the letters.
While the letters sent to Obama and Bloomberg were discovered during standard mail screenings, the letter sent to the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Mark Glaze, was actually opened.
Richardson’s letters proved quite interesting and rather frightening to boot. “You will have to kill me and my family before you get my guns,” the letter sent to Bloomberg read, according to NBC New York, which obtained a copy of the letter. “Anyone who wants to come to my house will get shot in the face. The right to bear arms is my constitutional God given right and I will exercise that right till the day I die.”
One must wonder if Richardson has much of a problem serving time for her guns, since she’s willing to die for them and all…
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