Theodore Miller is a prankster.
A woman named Jolleen Hanna befriended a man named Theodore Miller who she and her two kids met while camping. When they returned, he followed them home. He said he was homeless, so she let him spend a few nights in her house. Then he camped in the nearby woods.
When the woman discovered he was a pedophile and had pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and one count of intimidation, she made him leave.
A few days later, he was arrested for violating his probation. He told police he murdered a woman and her two kids. The police searched an area next to the railroad tracks where he said he buried the bodies.
After the newspaper published a story on the search, a relative contacted Ms. Hanna and said, "You’re in the paper."
The man in jail had played a prank on them by falsely confessing to killing them.
Ms. Hanna, understandably very upset, called police, who said that Mr. Miller might have some mental health issues.
He remains in jail.
"…I’m concerned that he really might have hurt somebody and just mixed up their names with us. I don’t know where to go from here. And I’m worried about the day he gets out. I’m in fear for my life and my children’s lives," said Ms. Hanna.
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