this day in crime history: march 30, 1981

On this date in 1981, a pathetic loser named John Hinckley, Jr. made a play for the attention of actress Jodie Foster by attempting to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. President Reagan and three others were wounded in the attempt. Hinckley, who wound up buried under a mountain of Secret Service agents and cops, was arrested at the scene. He was later found not guilty by reason of insanity. He was confined to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, DC, and was released in September 2016. Still no date with Jodie Foster, though. Keep the faith, Johnny, she’ll be stopping by any day now.

Further reading:

The Trial of John Hinckley

Wikipedia – Reagan assassination attempt

One thought on “this day in crime history: march 30, 1981

  1. John D.:
    Yeah, I agree. she’s not coming by anytime soon.
    But, I DO hope he’s “holding his breath).

    Good story.

    Stay safe out there (where they plan to ban plastic bags)

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