Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Is this it for Clark?

The jury is out on Clark Rockefeller, the pathological liar who claimed to be from Boston's high society but is now accused of kidnapping his daughter Snooks last summer.

I don't mean that the jury is out figuratively. I mean literally, a jury in Suffolk Superior Court is weighing whether he'll go to jail for absconding with his daughter to Baltimore. The defense claims insanity, and they've sure got the data to back it up. Here's a short list of his aliases:
Charles "Chip" Smith, Christian Gerhart Reiter, Christopher Crowe, Chip McLaughlin, and Christopher Mountbatten Chinchester.
And here's a short list of claims he made, as reported either in court or in this exhaustive Vanity Fair article:
  • He speaks Klingon.
  • He has a $1b art collection.
  • He plays the didgeridoo.
  • He was mute after a childhood fall, until seeing a dog at age 10 and breaking his silence with, "Woofness."

In short, this guy is awesome. How could any jury in the world convict? The bad news, as reported in today's Boston Herald, is that even if he hoodwinks this collection of his peers, he's likely to be deported to his native Germany on a greencard violation.

And that's to say nothing of the potential murder charges he faces in California.



Blogger Rachel said...

That Vanity Fair article was pretty stellar. I believe I read it on a plane around the holidays last year. Wacky, wacky stuff.

June 09, 2009  
Blogger sileru said...

Of course he fled to Baltimore, the town embraces and celebrates "characters" such as this!

June 10, 2009  

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