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Rollen Stewart

AKA Rollen Frederick Stewart

Born: 23-Feb-1945
Birthplace: Spokane, WA

Gender: Male
Religion: Born-Again Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Oddity

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Rainbow Man

Made it his mission to attend televised sports events -- pro playoff games, Super Bowls, the Olympics, the Indianapolis 500, etc -- wearing a multi-colored wig and waving a sign that referenced the Bible verse "John 3:16". These antics invariably got the TV camera crew to focus on him during lulls in the athletic action, making him famous as "Rock 'n' Rollen" or the John 3:16 Dude. His fame took a turn toward the dark side in 1992, when he masterminded a botched kidnapping that grew into a hostage situation at a California hotel. He is presently serving three life sentences in prison, presumably without the wig.

Father: (car dealer, d.)
Mother: (d. 1968, house fire)
Sister: (d., murder)
Wife: (div., 1 daughter)
Wife: Margaret Hockridge (schoolteacher, m. 1986, div. 1990)

    Endorsement of Anheuser-Busch
    Born-Again Christian Jan-1980
    Disturbing the Peace Los Angeles, CA (1990)
    Traveled to the USSR Jul-1980
    Kidnapping Los Angeles, CA (22-Sep-1992), convicted on 3 counts
    Inmate: Los Angeles County Jail
    Risk Factors: Marijuana, Depression



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