Deputies: Rockford Man Wanted Gun to "Rescue Terri Schiavo"

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Sheriff's Office in Seminole, Florida, says Michael Mitchell of Rockford entered a business called Randall's Firearms Thursday with a box cutter and tried to steal a gun.

Department spokeswoman Marianne Pasha says Mitchell told deputies he wanted to "take some action" after he visited the hospice where Schiavo lives.

The feeding tube that's kept the brain damaged woman alive for more than a decade was removed March 18 over objections from her parents. Schiavo's husband says his wife wouldn't want to be kept alive.

Mitchell is charged with attempted armed robbery, aggravated assault and criminal mischief. Seminole is northwest of Tampa.


23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 1404782 - wifr.com/a?a=1404782
Gray Television, Inc.