Ricin Suspect: Elvis Impersonator, Conspiracy Theorist

Paul Kevin Curtis has a colorful online presence

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 18, 2013 3:59 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Mississippi man accused of sending ricin to President Obama and a Republican senator is an impersonator of some 70 celebrities with a colorful online presence and a penchant for conspiracy theories, reports the Clarion-Ledger in a look at Paul Kevin Curtis, who was arrested yesterday. Curtis, who apparently has a three-octave range, offers a warning on his Facebook that your friends' body parts are at risk of harvesting for the black market. He also says he's wrapped up in a war on the mafia and accuses authorities of relentless attacks. "They burned down my home, killed my dogs, my cat, my rabbit, blew up my 1966 Plymouth Valent," he posted.

"They destroyed my marriage, they distracted my career, they stalked, they trolled, they came in to my home, took my computers, had me arrested 22 times, and guess what? I am still a thorn in their corrupt anals! I will remain here until Jesus Christ decides it's time for me to go," he wrote. "I think he’s insane and out to harm people," says Tupelo mayoral candidate Jason Shelton, who says he's aware of Curtis but isn't friends with him. He says he blocked Curtis on Facebook following constant messages.

The gate for the Anacostia-Bolling joint military base in Washington, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, where mail for the White House is sorted.
The gate for the Anacostia-Bolling joint military base in Washington, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, where mail for the White House is sorted.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Paul Kevin Curtis impersonates more than 70 celebrities as Kevin Curtis Live.
Paul Kevin Curtis impersonates more than 70 celebrities as "Kevin Curtis Live."   (Twitter/@KevinCurtisLive)
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Video of Curtis, posted to his YouTube channel, of him impersonating Elvis.   (YouTube)

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