Saturday, August 01, 2020

Well, that's pretty gruesome...

A rent dispute between roommates in Connecticut got...well, it got about as ugly as it's possible to get:
"A Connecticut man decapitated his landlord with a sword after being told he had to move out because of overdue rent, Hartford police say.

The Hartford Police Department responded to a 911 call Saturday morning from the landlord, Victor King, who said that his roommate Jerry Thompson, 42, had been "waving a sword at him in a threatening and terrorizing manner" amid a rent dispute, according to an arrest warrant filed by Hartford detectives.
Huh. That seems like a bit of an hysterical overreaction for a normal person to have when...oh...
"Once a search warrant was obtained, police found paperwork suggesting Thompson believed he was a "sovereign citizen," or an individual who believes he is not subject to any statutes and interprets the laws in their own way, the detectives wrote."
I guess the gold fringe on the eviction notice set him off or something.

Since he looks like he's going with the good ol' pro se defense, I need to set up a Google alert for this because those are always kneeslappers.