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Everything But the Kitchen Sink. Wait...

Jennie Stricker was delivering newspapers in Dothan, Ala., when she heard people yelling for help from one of the houses. Three people said they’d been shot at and held hostage for several hours. Stricker called the police, and they responded, but it didn’t take long for the officers to realize the threat wasn’t real, but rather the householders were high. “It appears that in their altered mental state, the subjects were hallucinating and believed that they were being attacked,” a police spokesman said. “The three armed themselves with a 12-gauge shotgun and a .22 rifle,” he said. “They completely removed a large rear window from the house on the second floor and threw the bathroom sink at the imaginary attackers.” Pretty much everything that wasn’t bolted down was thrown out the window, along with some things that were — including the toilet, which was ripped from the floor. “In total, more than $10,000 damage was done to the residence.” Matthew McDaniel, 30, Damian Hines, 21, and Madison Douglas, 18, were arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, attempting to manufacture methamphetamine, felony criminal mischief, and possession of drug paraphernalia. (MS/Dothan Eagle) ...At least the jail has a toilet for them to defend themselves with.
Original Publication Date: 21 September 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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