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    FL - Astronaut Lisa Nowak arrested in kidnap attempt, 5 Feb 2007

    Astronaut arrested in alleged kidnap attempt

    Lisa Nowak waited in hiding for romantic rival, police say

    Orange County Jail
    Astronaut Lisa M. Nowak was arrested Monday and charged with attempted kidnapping and other counts.

    ORLANDO, Fla. - 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.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16997958/?GT1=9033

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    I posted this story over at Crime News, but figured I'd already be scooped here. (I'm KatK there too.) CNN's report, her NASA bio, and Fox's coverage as well.

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    This belongs in Bizarre News! How far this astronaut has fallen! She was really pretty in her astronaut picture, now she's thrown her career away, one that a lot of people would gladly have.
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

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    I am certainly thankful she wasn't able to get to the woman she was after, (well she did get pepper spray to her) but I think her intentions were ominous at best. She probably didn't know what she would do, but seemed prepared to do harm.
    What a waste. Some people seem to have it all, and it just isn't enough.
    I certainly feel sorry for her husband and kids.
    This is just so strange.
    And she really looks like she has been through the wringer between photos. What on earth could have happened to send her so over the edge.
    Boggles the mind, and my mind is easy to boggle.
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    This lady is obviously mentally disturbed. She had on diapers? She is married...the wig the bb gun the knife..yeah she is in big trouble now. What a waste of a brain because she had it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mygirlsadie
    This lady is obviously mentally disturbed. She had on diapers? She is married...the wig the bb gun the knife..yeah she is in big trouble now. What a waste of a brain because she had it all.
    It explains the following in the story:

    Nowak raced from Houston to Orlando wearing diapers so she wouldn’t have to stop to urinate, authorities said.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16997958/?GT1=9033

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    If there were still X-Files episodes being made, this would make a great starter for an episode!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floh
    It explains the following in the story:

    Nowak raced from Houston to Orlando wearing diapers so she wouldn’t have to stop to urinate, authorities said.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16997958/?GT1=9033
    It says that astronauts wear diapers on launch and re-entry. I didn't know that. So the diaper-wearing wouldn't be so strange for her.
    I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!

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    I think any way you slice it, in this situation, the diaper-wearing was weird.

    This woman is either mentally ill or on something. If you contrast her astronaut photo with her mugshot, there's a huge difference.

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    This is very sad. It sounds like she may be very mentally Ill. I think before she is condemned an estensive mental evaluation needs to be done ASAP.

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    When I saw her pictures on the FoxNews website (see post #3) I seriously, honestly thought the story was going to say she was found to be using meth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjak
    This is very sad. It sounds like she may be very mentally Ill. I think before she is condemned an estensive mental evaluation needs to be done ASAP.

    mjak
    It seems that apparently she was so driven, or pushed, in her studies, that she entirely missed out on social normalization, usually taught by a peer group.

    However, we have to admit, she was very well schooled in preparation for the task at hand.

    Maybe that is why it has been said, "moderation in all things" and "balance, balance, balance."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetElaine
    When I saw her pictures on the FoxNews website (see post #3) I seriously, honestly thought the story was going to say she was found to be using meth.
    Whoa, that's a horrid picture--she does look like a meth addict.

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    Something broke, and she became completely disconnected with reality. I wonder if there was any sign of weird behavior prior to this incident??

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterallgood
    I think any way you slice it, in this situation, the diaper-wearing was weird.

    This woman is either mentally ill or on something. If you contrast her astronaut photo with her mugshot, there's a huge difference.

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    Exactly! Its one thing to wear the diaper for her job ... its a complete other to wear it to make better time to kidnap some rival.
    I mean she had to stop to put gas in the car... why not take a restroom break then?
    Who would willingly piss themselves? I am guessing that the diaper wearing when going to or from space is due to some not controllable bodily function.

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