LaGrange police: Disoriented Mississippi woman wanted to visit 'Walking Dead' actor who plays Daryl Dixon

ssorich@ledger-enquirer.comJuly 30, 2013 

A disoriented Mississippi woman ended up in LaGrange, Ga., on a quest to find a "Walking Dead" actor she considered "her man," authorities said.

Responding July 28 to a burglary in progress at 704 N. Greenwood St., LaGrange Police Officer Jason Duncan found a woman coming out the front door, according to a police report.

The woman, who was "sweating profusely," told the officer she was looking for her children at the house, the report said. She said she lives in Mississippi "and was on her way to visit Norman," it said.

She was referring to Norman Reedus, the actor who plays Daryl Dixon on the AMC zombie miniseries "The Walking Dead." She said Reedus was "her man," and she was in Georgia to see him, according to the police report. She took her three children on a road trip from Mississippi to Georgia to find Reedus, authorities said.

"The Walking Dead" films around Senoia, Ga., about 40 miles from LaGrange.

The woman told the officer she didn't know where Reedus lived. "She said that she did not have that information as it was in the GPS that she left in her car," Duncan writes.

Duncan learned the woman and her children were taken to the West Point Police Department after running out of gas on their trip. West Point authorities transported them to a shelter in LaGrange.

"(She) was still disoriented and thought that the house she was breaking into was the shelter where her children were at," the police report states.

The West Point Police Department reportedly contacted the woman's husband. The woman's mother said that she was in touch with the husband, "who had already met with DFCS and was driving back to Mississippi with the children," according to the police report. DFCS refers to the state Department of Family and Children Services.

The woman was taken to the emergency room for treatment. Due to the woman's "altered mental state," she does not face charges at this time, the report states.

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