Monday, February 05, 2007

Some days it doesn't pay to travel 900 miles to kidnap a romantic rival

What a story...

From Mike Schneider at the Associated Press:
An astronaut drove 900 miles and donned a disguise to confront a woman she believed was her rival for the affections of a space shuttle pilot, police said. She was arrested Monday and charged with attempted kidnapping and other counts.
Er, that's right: a female Navy Captain is charged with kidnapping...

The whole thing is just bizarre. Captain Nowak is married; she had "more than a working relationship, but less than a romantic relationship" with a fellow astronaut, Navy Commander William Oefelein.

I love domestic incidents.

Captain Nowak allegedly stalked Colleen Shipman and attacked her at a parking lot at the Orlando airport.

The top photograph is from NASA; the 2nd photograph is from the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Boy, Captain Nowak looks like she's had better days, don't you say?