Model Miranda Kerr’s life was threatened by a a 52-year-old man named Steven C. Swanson, who made plans to travel to her Los Angeles home to kill her!
Swanson called L.A. police to share his plans to “rescue” his “wife” and “soul mate” next month. Scary stuff!
Swanson was was taken into custody after he threatened Miranda Kerr, the wife of actor Orlando Bloom.
Swanson, 52, of Massachusetts plead not guilty at his arraignment on Wednesday. Judge Robert Welsh III ordered him committed for psychiatric evaluation and his bail was set at $8,000.
Massachusetts police were notified of the threat by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Swanson had called the sheriff’s department dispatch and told them he planned to travel to L.A. next month to kill the Australian model.
Swanson said he would get on a plane at Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis, travel to Logan International Airport in Boston and then go to Los Angeles, where he would “turn the place upside down,” according to police records.
Police arrived at his home and he told them he was going to “rescue” Kerr. His home had photos of the model on his refrigerator, microwave and bookshelf. Swanson told police he planned to take two .45-caliber handguns he had ordered, but police did not find any firearms in his home, only a pellet gun.
Kerr lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Orlando Bloom, and their 2-year-old son Flynn.
Miranda Kerr’s “soul mate” is due back in court July 19 for a pretrial hearing.
A doctor, who was not identified in the courtroom, testified that the man suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and had been off his medication since March.
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