Naked, knife-wielding Washington Banjo player arrested

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by zwiebel, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

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    Police called out Sunday to reports of a naked man wandering around a Vancouver, Washington suburb with a knife, found him outside his house where he refused to surrender.

    After a tense standoff, the suspect, Andrew Helmsworth, entered the house and came back - wearing a pair of shorts and carrying a banjo. He played the instrument for the officers until they were forced to subdue him with a non-lethal round.

    Helmsworth was arrested and charged with assaulting a family member.

    Video at the link.
    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/07/nak...-custody-after-two-hour-standoff-with-police/
     
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  3. La Louve

    La Louve For Whitney and Teghan

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    Hahahahahahaha I read the headline and thought to myself "this is something that would happen in my Washington town".

    And sure enough it is!

    LOL

    They don't call this place "Vantucky" for nothin' I guess ;)
     
  4. tlcya

    tlcya Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    This fella was not naked, he was wearing khaki shorts. (Whew - thank goodness - nobody needs to see all THAT :eek: )
     
  5. La Louve

    La Louve For Whitney and Teghan

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    From local media:

    "Officers were called to the 8500 block of NE 36th Circle after reports of a naked man walking around with a knife. When they arrived at the man’s home, he refused to surrender." http://www.kptv.com/story/29636603/vancouver-man-arrested-after-bizarre-standoff

    "Police were dispatched to a disturbance near Northeast 36th Circle and 86th Avenue at about 3:40 p.m after a 911 caller said his son tried to stab him, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian. The suspect, who wasn’t wearing clothes, ran outside with a 4-inch kitchen knife, according to radio traffic." http://www.columbian.com/news/2015/jul/26/police-respond-man-barricaded-vancouver-home/
     

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