The woman who opened fire at a Texas airport this week had once claimed she was married “God’s prophet” to singer Chris Brown — and has been repeatedly released from prison for a series of alarming crimes after being found mentally unfit to face charges. standing, according to a report.
Portia Odufuwa, 37, remained in a hospital Tuesday morning after she was shot and injured by police when she opened fire at the Dallas Love Field airport on Monday, police said.
According to police, shocking videos were seen of passengers screaming and ducking for cover after Odufuwa fired several shots as she emerged from an airport bathroom where she was changing.
It was later revealed that Odufuwa was free despite a long history of mental illness and serious crimes, including bank robberies and even arson, according to data reviewed by the Dallas Morning News.
More than once, she’s given police the home address of Rihanna’s bad-boy ex Brown — saying she lived there with the “Run It!” singer, who called him her “husband”, according to affidavits.
In October 2019, Odufuwa was found staring at a burning house in Mesquite and told police she was “responsible,” the newspaper noted, citing the arrest warrant.
“I am God’s prophet… I’m actually letting you all know that I am the cause of this fire,” she told police, according to the records.
The owner of the house – which had already been damaged by two previous fires – wanted to press charges.
However, despite Odufuwa’s alleged confessions, no charges were filed due to a lack of scientific evidence, prosecutor John Creuzot told Morning News without elaborating.
At the time, she was only free because she had been found incompetent to stand trial for allegedly robbing a bank in April 2019, the newspaper said. The case was dismissed and Odufuwa reportedly underwent both inpatient and outpatient treatment.
The most recent case mentioned in the report – from June last year – ended with an almost identical result.
Dallas County Judge Kristin Wade found Odufuwa incompetent to face a felony charge for pulling a fire alarm — but found she posed no danger to the public.
The case was dropped and the deranged suspect was only referred to an outpatient mental health facility, the paper said.
It was unclear what mental health diagnoses Odufuwa has that left her incompetent to stand trial, the Morning News said, noting that it could also have changed since her last case. The judge could not be reached for comment, the outlet said.
It was unclear whether Odufuwa had a lawyer, and a woman who opened the door to a house listed for her in public records declined to comment, the Morning News said. Odufuwa’s family also declined to comment.