UPDATED Paul Kevin Curtis: Read the Brave Facebook Posts from Elvis-Impersonating Whistleblower Who's Being Questioned over Alleged Ricin-Laced Letters
UPDATE: The AP is reporting that Curtis has been charged. His attorney, Christi R. McCoy, says Curtis denies the charges.
CNN and the Jackson Clarion-Ledger are reporting that the FBI has arrested a part-time Elvis impersonator in Mississippi in connection with letters sent to President Barack Obama and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker that may have contained a poison called ricin. (Authorities are still awaiting final test results.)
Those media are saying that the Paul Kevin Curtis who was arrested -- but NOT charged, we hasten to add (Update -- he's been charged with sending a threat to the president) -- Wednesday is the same dude behind the Kevin Curtis Live Facebook profile, which we find hard to believe, because there's no way someone who writes things like "I'm on the hidden front lines of a secret war. A war that is making Billions of dollars for corrupt mafia related organizations and people [sic]" could ever be accused of doing something nuts.
The Curtis on the Facebook page, who proudly displays something purporting to be a membership certificate from the high-IQ club Mensa, has apparently been trying to get the world to wake up to an organ-trafficking underworld he unwittingly stumbled upon while doing janitorial work in a hospital years ago.
This demanded a serious look into his Facebook posts. Here, then, are the things you need to know (the posts are all as-written, typos included):
It all started with an innocent peek into a hospital morgue fridge April 13: Curtis "was asked to perform special tile floor operation in the morgue after accidental drainage system backed up...got thirsty, opened upright refrigerator...discovered severed body parts, organs (not the ones ya play) and a severed head, asked WTH to a physician and was fired and banned for life."
His whistleblowing has negatively affected his relationships, both with people and with rabbits April 16: "My mother wants me to SHUT UP. My brothers fear me. My sister hates me. My cousins have hostility towards me (they work in healthcare) I have lost most of my friends. I have spent more than $130,000.00 on legal fee's in 13.5 years. They burned down my home, killed my dogs, my car, my rabbit, blew up my 1966 Plymouth Valent."
Reporters who write about Randy Travis's DWI charges will feel Curtis's vengeance fall upon them like the hammer of Thor April 15: "KI$$ MY COUNTRY SINGING A$$ REPORTER! GET OFF RANDY's BACK."
Curtis was once asked to tell his story on national TV, and his last-second decision to back out saved his life April 13: "The plane I was scheduled to be on that faithful Thursday afternoon crashed killing everyone on it....When I freaked out and published the crash all over myspace.com...my page was removed and police showed up at my door."
"They" won't ever scare Curtis into silence April 16: "I am still a thorn in their corrupt anals!"
We have a feeling that last one's going to be knocking around in our head for quite a while.
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