Most people will go their whole life never winning the lottery. In fact, I’m convinced the small percentage of people who do win aren’t actually people. I think they’re robots designed by the government.
So getting angry because you haven’t won millions of dollars playing the lottery is like getting angry because your arms don’t turn into wings when you jump off a roof.
But one woman in Philadelphia doesn’t agree with that. 47-year-old Towanda A. Shields now has a warrant out for her arrest after she threatened to kill multiple lottery officials. Detective Robert Appleby told reporters, “She plays lottery a lot and gets very upset by the fact she doesn’t win.”
And instead of putting an end to her costly habit, Shields decided to make a number of threats (spread out over several months) against state lottery officials in Pennsylvania.
She called multiple times a week and left nasty voicemails…
“She was so relentless it was becoming a concern. She went as far as saying she had paid some guys to hurt the people – she just kept pushing the issue. The threats got worse and worse. She would be very graphic and vulgar.”
Shields even gave specific dates when she was going to kill people and told the employees she Googled where they live.
She’s on the hook for three counts of terroristic threats and 25 counts each of harassment and stalking.