How MPR found the ‘Lizard Person’

I was off last week and I deliberately avoided the news. So I missed all the fuss about The Lizard People ballot that seems to have captured America’s attention.

MPR News revealed today that the Lizard People advocate is Lucas Davenport of Bemidji.

“A friend of mine, we didn’t like the candidates, so we were at first going to write in revolution, because we thought that was good and to the point. And then, we thought the Lizard People would be even funnier, and there was kind of a running inside gag between some friends and I.”

Still unanswered is who Lucas’ friend end up voting for as there was only one Lizard People ballot.

But back to our story. How did MPR find Lucas? We didn’t. He found us. He sent us an e-mail on Saturday evening.

My name is Lucas Davenport and I live in Bemidji, Minnesota. My ballot, the infamous “Lizard People” ballot is mine. If you’d like my story about why I voted “lizard people” and what my real intentions were, seeing as how it’s already been thrown out, please contact me at xxxxxx or 218-xxx-xxxx. You may not believe me, but I could prove that it’s my ballot, assuming that it hasn’t been destroyed.

I wish it could be a more compelling story of intrigue behind the unmasking of Mr. Davenport.