There’s apparently this whack-job filmmaker named Bart Sibrel, who’s made a bunch of documentaries claiming that Apollo 11 was a big fraud executed in a television studio.
So Sibrel gets Buzz Aldrin (you know, the second guy to walk on the moon) to come to a Beverly Hills hotel on some pretext or another to do an interview. Aldrin gets there, and
Sibrel, 37, has admitted to ambushing Aldrin at the hotel and shoving a Bible at him so that he could swear he really made the second walk on the moon on July 20, 1969….
The filmmaker has made television documentaries and films debunking the Apollo 11 voyage, saying it never left earth — a conspiracy theory that some critics maintain gives conspiracy theory a bad name….
The police spokesman added that witnesses have come forward stating that they saw Sibrel aggressively poke Aldrin with a Bible and that Sibrel had lured Aldrin to the hotel under false pretenses so that he could interview him.
Aldrin, 72, did what anyone would want to do: he socked him in the jaw. The police are investigating, but from the tone of their comments, Sibrel better not count on any charges getting filed.