U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has copped to one of the most mysterious crimes of the last century. He says he’s DB Cooper.
Of course, it’s a joke. Cruz is not DB Cooper. He’s also not the Zodiac Killer, in case you’re wondering (if you really need an explanation of that one, you can check out this story, which reveals Cruz tweeted out Zodiac-like coding as a Halloween joke in 2018). Cooper jumped from the plane in 1971. Ted Cruz was born on December 22, 1970. Do the math.
Ted Cruz was also born after one of the Zodiac’s killings, by the way. Neither Cooper nor Zodiac has ever been definitively identified, of course.
People thought Cruz’s tweet was pretty funny, though. “Has anyone seen Ted Cruz, the Zodiac Killer, and DB Cooper in the same place at the same time? Coincidence?” wrote one.