Are priests stalking talk show hosts now? Yesterday, Boston police arrested a priest for harassing Conan O’Brien. Included as evidence were threatening letters referencing the VA tech killer and old time gangster Frank Costello. Contacted for a comment, the church’s spokesman said “Cut the guy some slack. It’s not like he molested anyone!” — Captain Swarthy
Two excerpts from the letter taken from the NY Times article:
A Feb. 20 letter said: “I’m told by some of those officious little usher people that you’re overbooked. Is this the way you treat your most dangerous fans? You owe me big-time, pal. I want a public confession before I even consider giving you absolution.”
An April 26 letter, signed Padre, said, “I am not Seung Cho,” apparently alluding to the gunman at Virginia Tech. The letter continued: “Even if I did once look out on that dark and dreaded doorway on West 72 Street, remember Frank Costello once dodged a bullet in your building, and so can you.” The gangster Frank Costello was shot and wounded in the lobby of the Majestic on West 72nd Street in 1957.
Editor’s note: Strange. The NY Times make it sound like this isn’t normal.