Michael Smegal, a 39-year old Massachusetts man, was arrested yesterday for making bomb threats to California’s Van Nuys Airport that contained references to Jodie Foster. The Boston Herald says:
More than 100 threatening letters were mailed to the Van Nuys Airport between September 2007 and January 2008, all of which were sent from either Massachusetts or Rhode Island. According to an FBI affidavit, the letters all contained an identical block-letter message that read in part, “Jodie Foster S” and the words “going to be a gas bomb in this building.” The FBI affidavit states that starting in 2004 Smegal began mailing letters to Foster. One included a prepaid cell phone, with instructions to call a number. Foster’s security guard called the number and spoke to a man who identified himself as Michael Smegal. In the course of that conversation, Smegal used the phone to send the guard a picture of himself and his dog. In 2005, a postal inspector visited the suspect’s Holliston home, where Smegal allegedly admitted to mailing letters to Foster and vowed to stop, the affidavit states.”
Jesus, Jodie Foster has more male stalkers than a deer, but in case nobody told them, here’s an update – Jodie Foster doesn’t like dudes. Even if you blew up the airport and Jodie was super flattered, at best the only thing you’d get would be a friendship bracelet that her life partner made and some free tickets to an Indigo Girls concert. Yeah. You could see how that would be considered a major flaw in your plan.
As you may remember, 23-year old John Hinckley, Jr. attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981 trying to impress Jodie Foster:
Jodie at Sundance a couple months ago: