Reality and Sanity

June 7, 2007

Chain Saw-Wielding Man Arrested in Maine

Filed under: Projected Narratives, Stupid Criminal Tricks — Paul @ 3:50 pm

This story reminded me of the man in 1970s running up and down the aisles of a movie theater showing “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” with a roaring chainsaw.

HOWLAND, Maine (AP) – A man who waved a chain saw over his head, threatened motorists and did some impromptu pruning of local shrubbery was arrested at gunpoint.

Lionel Dube Jr., 47, of Argyle, was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal threatening and violation of bail conditions after police responded to reports that he was waving the chain saw at passing motorists late Tuesday.

“You know how in the ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ the guy raised his chain saw up and revved it? That’s what he was doing,” Deputy Sheriff Michael Knights said. “Alcohol was involved.”

Knights and Maine State Police Trooper Thomas Fiske said they disarmed Dube at gunpoint near the Howland-Enfield Federal Credit Union. By that time, Dube’s chain saw didn’t pose much of a threat because the chain had fallen off, they said.

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