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Published: Thursday, 10/24/2013

Woman shot on Capitol Hill thought Obama had her under surveillance

TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU

WASHINGTON — The woman shot to death this month after Washington police chased her car from the White House to Capitol Hill twice told authorities in Connecticut that President Barack Obama had her home under “electronic surveillance,” according to new Stamford, Conn., police records released today.

She also told police that she regularly spoke with the president.

The reports covered several incidents involving Miriam Carey in which police were dispatched to her home, and described how officers often found her angry and combative, neglectful of her infant daughter and sometimes upset that strangers were “stalking” her.

On Oct. 3, Carey, a 34-year-old former dental employment agent, drove erratically around the streets of Washington with her daughter in the car, finally being shot to death after bumping a barricade and striking a Secret Service officer near the White House and then being surrounded by police on the Senate side of Capitol Hill.

In December 2012 police responded to her home after her boyfriend, Eric Francis, reported that she had taken the infant outside in only pajamas, without proper warm clothing. But Carey told the officers that she wanted Francis removed from her home because “Stamford and the state of Connecticut is on a security lock-down,” the reports said.

“She stated that President Obama put Stamford in lockdown after speaking to her because she is the Prophet of Stamford,” the reports state. “She further stated that President Obama has put her residence under electronic surveillance and that it was being fed live to all the national news outlets.”

Police were called back to her home later that month. She again said she was a “prophet for the city of Stamford” and that she has “direct communication with President Obama and will only speak to him,” according to the reports. While officers tried to handcuff her, she fought back, kicking and injuring one of them. She was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Police again were summoned in May. This time she complained that her tires had been stolen after she parked illegally near her home. Police noted that all four tires indeed were gone, and that the car was sitting on milk crates.

On police dispatch recordings that were also released, Carey is heard complaining about people outside her front and back windows supposedly trying to videotape her. She said four men were there and that they had been stalking her for four to five months.



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