what ever happened to the "John 3:16" Rainbow Man?

#1
Well, I will tell you......

Rollen Frederick Stewart (born February 19, 1944), also known as Rock 'n' Rollen and Rainbow Man, was a fixture in American sports culture best known for wearing a rainbow-colored afro-style wig and, later, holding up signs reading "John 3:16" at stadium sporting events around the United Statesand overseas in the 1970s and 1980s.

Stewart was arrested in 1992 after a standoff in a California hotel during which he entered a vacant room with two men he was attempting to kidnap and surprised a maid who then locked herself in the bathroom. Reportedly, Stewart believed that the Rapture was due to arrive in six days. During the standoff, he threatened to shoot at airplanes taking off from nearby Los Angeles International Airport, and covered the hotel room windows with "John 3:16" placards. Stewart is currently serving three consecutive life sentences in prison on kidnapping charges, having rejected a plea deal of 12 years in order to spread his message in open court. After being sentenced, he began a religious tirade and had to be restrained by bailiffs. He became eligible for parole in 2002, but was denied as recently as September 2005. After this conviction, he was found guilty of four stink bomb attacks.
 

Bucky

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#2
Re: what ever happened to the "John 3:16" Rainbow Man?

Wasn't he pretty wealthy once as well? There was a small tv piece on it once.
 

Flamingo kid

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#7
Re: what ever happened to the "John 3:16" Rainbow Man?

He was a normal man, but turned INTO a nut case when ticket prices seemed to keep going up. He was getting seats behind home plate, behind the goal posts, etc for what would seem peanuts, but when those seats went up in price, he was priced out of the market and went postal.

:shoot:
 
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joeybagadonuts

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#8
Re: what ever happened to the "John 3:16" Rainbow Man?

He was a normal man, but turned INTO a nut case when ticket prices seemed to keep going up. He was getting seats behind home plate, behind the goal posts, etc for what would seem peanuts, but when those seats went up in price, he was priced out of the market and went postal.

:shoot:
You can't be serious, can you?
 
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