According to this Washington Post article there are quite a few people who are several cards short of a full deck committing murders because they believe they are in “The Matrix.”
And the judges seem to be buying it.
Josh Cooke wasn’t merely a fan of the hit movie “The Matrix.” He believed he lived inside The Matrix, his lawyers say.
The 19-year-old had a huge movie poster hanging in his Oakton bedroom and a trench coat like the one worn by Neo, Keanu Reeves’s character. He bought a 12-gauge shotgun, similar to one of the weapons Neo uses to fight the “agents” in the movie.
And on Feb. 17, Fairfax County police say, he walked into his family’s basement and shot his father seven times with the shotgun and his mother twice. He then called the police—twice—to calmly report the killings.
Aside from Cooke the others claiming “The Matrix” as their motive for killing someone include a woman in Ohio this past week who killed her landlord, a man in San Francisco and killed HIS landlord as well as serial-sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo (who shot a number of people, but not his landlord).
Hmmmm. I don’t recall landlords being a particularly evil part of “The Matrix” myself so one has to wonder why they’re getting it so rough from the crazy people.
Anyway, if you’re crazy then don’t go see “The Matrix” as we don’t need any more killings. OK?