When astronaut love goes bad: Lisa Nowak arrested
UPDATE: She's been charged with attempted first-degree murder. Of course her Wikipedia entry is up-to-date. The family has issued a statement. Apparently she and her husband separated a few weeks ago. She's been released on bond. Of course there's a media frenzy. Even Internal Monologue is seeing a massive traffic spike.
I can't make too much sense out of this (HT Grishnash, who says he's not surprised Oefelein's connected with this):
Apparently Nowak was carrying some weird stuff when arrested:
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- 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.
U.S. Navy Capt. Lisa Nowak, 43, who flew last July on a shuttle mission to the international space station, was also charged with attempted vehicle burglary with battery, destruction of evidence and battery. She was denied bail.
During a check of the parking lot, an officer followed Nowak and watched her throw away a bag containing the wig and BB gun. They also found a steel mallet, a 4-inch folding knife, rubber tubing, $600 and garbage bags inside a bag Nowak was carrying when she was arrested, authorities said.There's gotta be more to learn. I trust Grishnash will keep me posted. You do have to ask yourself though: Is this Oefelein guy worth it?