Power Ranger, Jason David Frank who played the original Green Ranger, was started in a murder plot at Phoenix Comic Con.
According to reports, a heavily-armed man, identified as 31-year-old Matthew Sterling, arrived at the convention on Thursday claiming to be “The Punisher”. His plan was to killer numerous “bad cops” as wells the original Green Ranger, who was appearing at the comic con.
Thankfully, he was caught by police before anyone was hurt.
According to a police statement, that would-be-attacker has since been charged with attempted murder, three counts of aggravated assault, wearing body armor during the commission of a felony, resisting arrest, and carrying a weapon in a prohibited place.
Court records revealed that Matthew Sterling was carrying two 45-caliber handguns, a .454 caliber handgun, a 12-gauge shotgun, a combat knife, pepper spray, and throwing stars at the time of the arrest.
Why would he want to kill the Green Ranger? Currently, it is unclear. Sterling says that he attempted to stab Frank in the past.
“I don’t know this individual, but I will pray for him,” said Frank in an interview with Fox News, adding that the alleged stabbing never took place. “I think if you mention ‘stabbed,' and I haven’t been stabbed, the story speaks for itself.”
After the incident, Jason David Frank issued a statement to his fans.
“You will start hearing stuff on social media,” he explained. “I’m fine. I’m okay. Love y’all… Things could’ve been worse. But it wasn’t. You know everyone is safe, things are okay, and it’s a great thing.”
Frank appeared in the original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” as the Green Ranger, and recently made a cameo appearance in the recent Power Rangers reboot.