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Ashley Smith is getting more than her share of 15 minutes of fame. The 27-year-old overnight hero who was held hostage for seven hours by alleged Fulton County Courthouse killer Brian Nichols just released a book, Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero, detailing her captivity.

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The book describes Smith as quite the negotiator. After she was unable to meet Nichols' request for marijuana, Smith offered him her stash of crystal meth instead.

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The revelation fueled no shortage of snarky comments. The following were found on Fark.com:

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"This sounds familiar, pretending to be religious while being a hardcore drug user. She should be president!"

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"I'm thinking of obtaining some 'emergency meth' just to have on hand just in case someone breaks into my house and holds me hostage. One can never be too careful!"

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"SEE? Drugs stop people from killing."

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"I'm astounded a tweeker would share."

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"1) Get you captor hooked on meth. 2) Lie about it and call it 'the power of God.' 3) Make millions selling books about it."

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"I wonder how much of that reward and book money is going right up her nose."

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Of course, Smith did try to repent by confessing her unlawful action to Gwinnett District Attorney Danny Porter. But Porter said he wouldn't press charges because police found no evidence of drugs in Smith's home (duh, it was already in Nichols' system). So, perhaps the moral of the story is, as a Fark.com poster put it, "Speed saves."



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