Wednesday, October 15, 2008

North Platte, NE

This was posted on one of our local radio station's web sites in North Platte Ne:

The California woman who hitchhiked then assaulted and robbed a Ruby Tuesday waitress who gave her a ride is nationally known. According to Cpt. Jim Parish with the Nebraska State Patrol, a waitress working at Ruby Tuesday had just finished her shift on Friday when 53-year-old Marilyn Gibbs of Auburn, Calif. approached her.

Gibbs asked for a ride to Hershey and the waitress obliged. However, when they got to Hershey, Gibbs changed her mind, saying she had gotten into an altercation with a New York detective and he had advised her to go to Stapleton.

The waitress took Gibbs to Stapleton, intending to drop her off at a gas station, but as she left the car, Gibbs allegedly assaulted the waitress, pulling her hair and stealing $15 from the center console. The waitress drove home and called law enforcement. A state patrolman tracked down Gibbs, who was standing along Highway 83 trying to hitchhike again.

Parish said Gibbs was arrested for simple assault and robbery, at which time she accused the trooper of murdering Martin Luther King Jr. The patrolman who arrested her said there was no indication that drugs were to blame for her mental condition.

Gibbs had been wandering through North Platte earlier in the day, handing out copies of her personal manifesto. According to the Patrol, Gibbs is homeless and travels throughout the U.S., often with messages from her manifesto pinned to her clothes. She has been the feature of numerous Web sites, having turned up everywhere from New Hampshire to Kansas.


Anonymous said...

My friends and I just saw Marilyn Gibbs on Oct. 24th in Idaho Falls, Id. She passed out her fliers without saying a word to anyone. She had written accounts of "bathroom rape offenses" occuring in nearby Blackfoot Idaho. She also referenced Microwave 667 abuses, Carly Wyman and his prostitutes, and referenced a "they" as controlling her brain. A nurse arrived and ushered her out of the building. She must have made it out of jail from North Platte, Ne. Wonder what happens next.