The headline reads “Woman Arrested With More Than 3500 Blades In Her Mobile Home“, which seems to be a masterful way to associate knife ownership with inbred yokels.
The woman in question was, indeed, arrested. Police did find more than 3,500 knives, swords, axes, and other bladed implements crammed into her residence, but that wasn’t why she was taken into custody. It seems that an arrest warrant was issued because the woman was caught on video attacking the neighbors house with one of her knives, and the pointies were discovered when officers had to force their way in.
It was not very smart for the suspect to refuse to open her door and cooperate with officers, but she double-downed on the stupid by snatching up a sword and slashing away.
She missed opening up the face of one of the deputies, but it wasn’t through lack of trying.
The cops fired bean bag impact weapons at the woman, but that predictably had little effect.
She barricaded herself in her bedroom, and a standoff crawled along for five more hours. The cops eventually broke down the door and tasered the suspect in order to get the cuffs on.
The police then undertook the job of clearing all weapons out of the double-wide. Besides all the sharp stuff, there were also shrines set up with replica human skulls made of plastic, and Halloween skeletons festooning the walls. One of the officers who had been inside the dwelling said that it wasn’t outside the realm of possibility that “… there’s some mental illness here.”
Gee, ya think???