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HUH!?; Secular zealot

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published November 27, 2014

  HUH!?; Secular zealot

A man named John Thornton was arrested in October after, for some reason, grabbing a mop from an employee at the Double Tree Hotel in Bristol, Connecticut, and (according to the police report) "aggressive(ly)" mopping the floor in a threatening manner, backing the employee into a corner and mopping over her shoes. [Hartford Courant, 10-14-2014]

Owen Reese, 22, was arrested in October in Sparta, Wisconsin, for reckless endangerment when he answered a knock on his door from fundraising Cub Scouts by swinging a sword wildly.

Reese told police that he "always" answers the door with his sword -- to protect himself "against religious people." [The Smoking Gun, 10-3-2014]

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