Woman Arrested for Plotting to Kill Stephen Hawking After Tweeting Her Plans
As strange as it may sound, famed scientific genius Stephen Hawking was the recent victim of a failed murder plot while lecturing at an astronomy conference on the Canary Islands.
So why did it fail? Because the perpetrator told all her Twitter followers about it.
The 37-year-old woman — an American who now lives in Norway — reportedly sent Hawking over 100 tweets and emails, all of which went a little something like this: “I am very close to you. I am going to kill you.”
After she was arrested, police discovered an itinerary noting where Hawking would be throughout the conference, detailed notes on his home, office, and even how she planned to execute his murder.
A Spanish court slapped the women with a restraining order that stops her from going within 500 meters of Hawking and bars her from sending him messages for eight months.
And she may have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for that meddling internet.