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'Mystery woman' arrested for assault, robbery - UPDATEDTell North Platte what you think
Marilyn Gibbs walks away with her manifesto pinned to her back.
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One page of Gibbs' six page manifesto. Click on image to see larger version.

A woman who travels coast-to-coast handing out photocopies of her mysterious personal manifesto made quite a splash in North Platte last weekend.

Marilyn Gibbs, who proclaims she is in a “One Woman Fight,” showed up at a number of North Platte businesses both downtown and along the one-way streets Oct. 10, handing out her six-page manifesto and muttering incoherently.

Gibbs, 53, is a woman from California who has developed an Internet presence by people who keep track of her. She is homeless and travels the country trying to educate U.S. citizens about her bizarre complaints. Her complaints include microwave technology, several of her former pastors and black men disguised as white men, among many other complaints.

Gibbs dresses unconventionally, regularly pins photocopies of her messages to her clothing and uses perfume profusely. She often wears a wig or a hat.

Gibbs travels from town to town across this country spreading her message to anyone who will listen.

There are several websites devoted to Gibb sightings for a number of years. She has been spotted in most states from Florida to California. One web site had several sightings of Gibbs in Kansas just days before she appeared in North Platte.

A North Platte police spokesman said Gibbs had been kicked off the Greyhound bus when it stopped here Oct. 10. He said the police had several contacts with Gibbs throughout the day as some people reported her as a suspicious person and others worried about her mental health.

Gibbs appeared to be mentally unstable, the spokesman said, but had broken no laws and didn’t appear to be a danger to herself or others.

Gibbs visited the employees of B and D Office Supply who assisted her making additional copies of her personal message. She repeatedly sprayed perfume on herself, employees said, and muttered.

Gibbs then stopped in several businesses as she worked her way south down the one-ways and back toward the bus station.

Employees of several businesses discussed having uncomfortable encounters with Gibbs.

Gibbs was arrested after she allegedly assaulted a Good Samaritan who tried to help her.

Gibbs causes a disturbance

According to a Nebraska State Patrol spokesman, Gibbs approached a waitress who worked at Ruby Tuesday and asked her for a ride to Hershey. The waitress decided to do a good deed.

But when they arrived in Hershey, Gibbs changed her mind. She told the waitress that she had been in an altercation with a New York detective and he suggested she go to Stapleton.

So the waitress drove Gibbs to Stapleton and stopped at a gas station to drop her off. As Gibbs got out of the car she suddenly assaulted the waitress, pulled her hair and allegedly stole $15 from her center console. The waitress called the police.

An NSP trooper found Gibbs standing along Hwy. 83, trying to hitchhike to somewhere else.

The trooper arrested Gibbs for assault and robbery.

Gibbs accused the trooper of murdering Martin Luther King Jr.

To read more about this mysterious woman, you can visit websites that actually track Gibbs whereabouts by clicking HERE or HERE.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 10/15/2008
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