Sunday, January 25, 2009

It's different here!

I keep saying how different it is here from any place I've ever lived. It has a real smalltown feel but there are really supposed to be 25-30,000 people living in the valley. Actually, it isn't officially a town at all. There are, however, two newspapers serving the area. They are kind of gossipy and the police news is important. This is one of the articles that ran the other day.

Suspect claims he's God, or FBI agent

Russell Troy Winterton, claiming alternately to be God and an FBI agent, was arrested Tuesday, charged with attempted robbery, impersonation of an officer and resisting arrest.

Nye County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the Horizon Market located at the intersection of Blagg and Simkins Roads for a robbery in progress at about 8:00 p.m.

Dep. Paul Harvey saw the suspect exit the store through the front doors of the store and ordered the man to lie on the ground. Winterton refused, telling the deputy he was a cop, and later claiming to be an FBI agent.

Finally, Winterton said, "I am God and God can do anything."

Winterton was placed under arrest and transported to the Nye County Detention Center without further incident. He is being held on bail of $12,623.

Now how many communities can claim to be the residence of God? And I love the bail, how the devil do you come up with such an amount? What happened to $15,000 or $10,000? And the paper ran the guy's mug shot and a photo of his fake police badge. We are just lucky here!

Have a good one & TRY to be safe.

1 comment:

Lee said...

They probably checked his bank account and found he had $12,622.