On Tuesday evening, as tourists snapped photos in front of the White House, a young man with blond hair and blue eyes approached the black iron fence.

Kyle Odom wasnt there to take pictures, though.

He was there to deliver a message to the president.

A Secret Service agent spotted Odom tossing something over the fence and approached him. When the agent ran his name through a law enforcement database, a red flag popped up: an arrest warrant issued just two days earlier on the other side of the country.

The charge: attempted murder.

Arriving seemingly out of nowhere, Odom was arrested at the White House, bringing a sudden end to a two-day hunt for the Marine veteran.

It also provided a bizarre coda to an already baffling crime saga, one that stretched from rural Idaho to the nations capital and potentially threatened the lives of 50 members of Congress.


But Odoms manifesto suggests that the shooting, if he did it, was something else entirely: the act of an unraveling mind.

The 21-page manifesto, which authorities say Odom sent to his parents as well as several Idaho television stations, is a window into what he was thinking.

According to Coeur dAlene police, Odom has a history of mental illness. In his manifesto, he outlined his path to Sundays shooting in clear but increasingly paranoid prose.

He admitted to plotting to shoot Remington. He also claimed that the pastor was part of a vast alien conspiracy to enslave the human race a conspiracy that Odom believed extended to Congress.
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