BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, is celebrating his upcoming release from court restrictions.

“A big thank you to everyone who helped me get my unconditional release,” Hinckley wrote.

Hinckley was 25 when, inspired by the Martin Scorsese film “Taxi Driver,” he shot the newly elected Reagan in an attempt to impress actress Jodie Foster. When he found out later that Foster is gay, he blamed her for the shooting, alleging that her misrepresentation caused innocent bloodshed, and he is now considering suing her, unless she agrees to meet with him for dinner to discuss an out-of-court settlement.