Miranda Kerr’s Stalker Planned to Kill Her, Told Police About It
Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr has a fan that's a little too into her.
A mentally ill fan that had become obsessed with Orlando Bloom's wife, but that obsession could have turned deadly. A Massachusetts man, Steven C. Swanson, reportedly called Los Angeles police to give them a creepy heads-up: he was going to fly to LA in July and kill Miranda with two .45-caliber handguns, referring to her as his "wife" and "soulmate."
When cops, understandably, came to pick Steven up, he said he was a federal agent and said his plan was to "rescue" the star. His home is reportedly full of photos of Miranda.
Steven's doctor came to his arraignment give a sad, but unsurprising, testimony as to Steven's mental state: he's been diagnosed with both bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and he's been off his meds for a while. Steven plead not guilty to making a threat with a firearm, but it's unclear whether the plea was because of mental illness or not. Regardless, he'll be undergoing a psych evaluation.
It looks like this situation has, thankfully, resolved itself! We're glad it didn't get much worse. If only everyone who planned to kill someone else told police first!