Palin Obtains Order Against Threatening Teen

'Bottom line is, he is crazy and could kill me'

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 30, 2010 1:28 AM CDT

(Newser) – Sarah Palin has been granted a restraining order against a Pennsylvania man who sent her a gun receipt and told her he was buying a one-way ticket to Alaska. Shawn Christy, 18, has been banned from contacting Palin and her family and has been ordered to stay at least a mile away from the Palin home. Palin’s friend, Kristan Cole—who Christy called this week to tell her his plane had landed in Alaska—has also been granted a protective order, the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman reports.

"Bottom line is, he is crazy and could kill me," Palin testified. "He wants me dead." The court heard that Christy—who claims to have had a sexual relationship with Palin—sent her a letter saying "he is trying to follow God but has evil in him, and that he is going to sell everything and come to Alaska with his shotgun." Christy, with his persistent efforts to contact Palin and her associates, has "risen to the top of the dozens and dozens of people" who have threatened Palin over the last couple of years, Palin's attorney told AP.

Palin told the court that Christy believes he has a relationship with her daughter Willow.   (Getty Images)
Kristan Cole, a close friend of Sarah Palin, has obtained a restraining order against Christy.   (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
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Petitioner is concerned because the respondent appears to be unstable and has stated that he believes petitioner is evil and that she needs to be punished and that he is coming to confront her to get her to tell the truth. - Anchorage District Court

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