Astronaut accused of attempted kidnapping
By Jennie Wander
Police charged an astronaut Friday with attempting to kidnap a woman who was supposedly romantically after a space shuttle pilot she was interested in, Kare 11 said.
Lisa Nowak, 43, was charged a month after she was arrested at an airport in Orlando where she drove 900 miles to confront a woman who supposedly threatened her romance with another man, Kare 11 said.
Nowak's backseat contained a BB-gun, steel mallet, knife, and rubber tubing. Police suggested an attempted murder charge, but prosecutors declined to do so, Star Tribune said.