FBI: Defendant in Vallejo kidnapping blamed vaccine

Sep 2, 2015 6:24 PM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The FBI says the man charged in a California kidnapping that police initially dismissed as a hoax told a television news reporter he had a psychotic break and blamed a side effect from a vaccine in part for his behavior.

In an application for a search warrant, FBI Special Agent Wesley Drone said Matthew Muller also told the reporter during a July conversation in jail about the kidnapping that there was no gang involved, just him.

The search warrant application was filed last month.

Federal prosecutors have charged Muller with the March kidnapping of Denise Huskins from her Vallejo, California, home.

Muller's attorney, Thomas Johnson, said he had no comment on what his client allegedly told the reporter. Johnson is asking a judge to throw out much of the evidence in the case.

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