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Woman Gives Away Children Looking For 'Walking Dead' Actor

3:41 PM, Jul 30, 2013   |    comments
Actor Norman Reedus speaks onstage at AMC's 'The Walking Dead' panel during Comic-Con International 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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By Kristin B. Reed, Clarion Ledger

A Mississippi woman, who police say was going through a mental breakdown, drove from Saucier to Ga. looking for "her man."

On Saturday, Melody Lynch, 32, of Saucier cooked breakfast for her husband, packed their three children into the car and drove to Ga., in search of "The Walking Dead" actor Norman Reedus.

According to police, her car ran out of gas early Sunday morning on an interstate in West Point, Ga.

"She flagged a car down and gave her kids to a complete stranger and told the motorist to take them to the police department," said Captain Robert Fawley of West Point Police Department.

Fawley said the motorist took the children to West Point police department and then showed police where the kids were picked up. That's where they found Lynch.

She told police she was going to Atlanta to see the filming of "The Walking Dead." The TV show is filmed around Senoia, Ga., about 40 miles away from where Lynch ended up.

After getting in touch with the husband back in Mississippi, police took her and the children, between the ages of six and ten-years-old, to a shelter in LaGrange, Ga.

Sunday evening, Lynch left her children at the shelter to go for a walk. Around 8 p.m. LaGrange police received a "burglary in progress" call from a neighbor who observed a woman take a chair from her backyard and use it to break the window of a vacant house.

When police responded, they found Lynch in the house "sweating profusely."

Lynch told police she broke into the hose because she thought she left her children there and was confused when she could not find them.

By this time, Lynch's husband had arrived from Mississippi and was on his way back with the children when he received a call from LaGrange Police.

Police took Lynch to the hospital for treatment and evaluation.

According to the police report, "she stated she lived in Mississippi and was on the way to visit Norman. I asked her who Norman was; she said that he was 'her man' and that she was in Ga. to see him. I asked her for his last name and where he lived and she said that his name was Norman Reedus and she was unaware of what city."

Due to her mental condition, she had not yet been charged.


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