I’d prefer not to have someone who tried to assassinate a president making my subs.
The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan just wants to have a normal life and “be a good citizen” — even applying for jobs at Subway and Starbucks in an attempt to “fit in,” he has told hospital staff.
John Hinckley Jr. remains barred from talking to the media during his frequent excursions outside the mental hospital he’s called home since his conviction in the 1981 shooting, but court documents released this week offer a glimpse into the mind of the man who tried to kill Reagan over an obsession with getting actress Jodie Foster to notice him.
As a federal judge decides whether to allow Hinckley to permanently leave the St. Elizabeths mental institution, the former wannabe assassin has spent long periods of time at his mother’s home in Williamsburg, Va., and hospital officials say he is ready to live there full-time, according to The Associated Press.
Hinckley has volunteered at a mental hospital, shopped at Target and J.C Penny and makes required visits to therapists, the AP reported.
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