One Colorado Attorney Learns It Sucks To Share a Name With a "Nutcase"
I guess it's a good thing I have a pretty rare name. I'd hate to be a Michael Jackson, Michael Bolton, James Holmes or... Allison Ernst?
In case you aren't aware (I know I wasn't until moments ago), Allison is an attorney in Colorado. She happens to share her name with a woman who made a tiny bit of a scene at a routine hearing for alleged Aurora shooter James Holmes last week:
The Yahoo! story leaves out the part about Ernst leaving her laptop bag in the courtroom and trying to talk to a reporter in attendance about a conspiracy theory going back almost 60 years:There was some drama during Thursday's mostly procedural hearing. A woman seated in the second-to-last row of the courtroom stood up and said she had evidence of judicial misconduct on behalf of the public defender."I tried to deliver information vital to the defense of James Holmes to the public defender," the woman--in a red dress with a shaved head--said, her voice shaking.The woman, who was held by two deputies, said the defense team told her they were not willing to speak to Holmes about that information."It will do the victims' families justice to have this information," the woman, who identified herself as Allison Michelle Ernst, said as she was led out of the courtroom.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said the 37-year-old woman was was briefly detained, but was released without being charged. He declined to identify her, but said she was from Tucson, Ariz.
A TV reporter who spoke to her before the hearing began said the woman talked about a conspiracy dating to 1956 and a blazing light that surrounded Holmes when he allegedly opened the back door of the theater on July 20.
Presumably swamped with furious Googling conspiracy theorists hoping to track down this woman in the red dress (oh how Matrix-like), the attorney Allison did what any good professional would, she added a disclaimer to her website:
Meanwhile, is anyone else wondering what the hell 1956 conspiracy theory that other Allison Ernst was talking about? I mean we could be talking Philadelphia Experiment level awesomeness with aliens and lasers here, why on Earth did the judge have her removed from court? It's relevant I'm sure!
Yup, this case is weird.