If the letters do in fact contain ricin, and not just a smear of castor oil that may fool preliminary testing, then this is a very serious threat and the suspect, Paul Kevin Curtis, should be treated seriously… but it’s damn hard.
Who is Paul Kevin Curtis, the Mississippi man the FBI arrested Wednesday in connection to letters with traces of ricin sent to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker?
Curtis, a Corinth resident, might be better known to some as a celebrity impersonator.
According to GigSalad.com, a website dedicated to booking live entertainers, Curtis does impersonations of “70 of the biggest names in music history,” including Elvis, Johnny Cash, Prince, Bon Jovi and Kenny Chesney.
He’s also apparently behind a conspiracy theory that a local hospital is in the spare parts business.