We all know that truth is stranger than fiction... Right? Well just in case you weren't convinced, I think the following story of a mentally-distrubed Obama-stalker will make the case. Homeboy sent Mr. President some letter covered with his own HIV-infected blood a few weeks before inauguration. Check it out:
A Chicago MAN with a history of mental illness was arrested for sending President BARACK OBAMA a letter smeared with HIV-infected blood in the lead-up to the inauguration.
SAAD HUSSEIN, an Ethiopian refugee, sent a letter addressed to Barack Obama to the Illinois Department of Aging in December. The letter contained a two-page note, a Christmas card, some index cards and one admission ticket to Obama’s election-night celebration in Grant Park — all smeared with reddish and orangeish stains from what tests show to be HIV-infected blood.
Hussein, who says he is infected with HIV, told police he slashed his own fingers open and smeared the blood over the items. From the Cleveland Leader:
“After the envelope was opened, Hazmat teams were called in. The offices of the Illinois Department on Aging, as well as the Dept. of Revenue were locked down for about two hours. 300 staff members were thus stuck in their offices.”
Using his brother as an interpreter, Hussein told the FBI that he was an “admirer” of Obama. He also said that he was “seeking help from the government”, and that he was hoping to obtain tickets to the inauguration in Washington D.C. Yeesh. I know it was hard to get inauguration tickets, but I don’t think sending AIDS to the president-elect is ever a good idea. Hussein had also sent envelopes containing a white powder to Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel.
The United States Postal Service says this is only the second time HIV-infected blood has been sent maliciously in the mail.
See? Now this is the kind of ish that makes me SMH eternally... Now and forever.