19 February 2007

Disclaimer: Marker is not really Magic

FireRescue1 News:

When fire crews arrived to the blaze, which started at about 9:30 p.m. at 925 Jefferson Ave., they saw homeowner Darrell Moss lighting a fire outside his home, according to a police report.

The 57-year-old was naked and had red Magic Marker writing all over his chest and legs, with one drawing depicting a heart with an arrow through it, the report stated.

Fire personnel tried to get Moss away from the house because ammunition was going off inside, but he wouldn’t cooperate and started fighting with police.

Authorities had to restrain Moss by strapping him to an ambulance backboard, the report said.

He was later taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center – where he was combative with medical staff – and treated for smoke inhalation.

He remains hospitalized and listed in fair condition.

Police continue to investigate the incident and haven’t charged Moss, who according to the report had been in the hospital recently to receive treatment for mental problems.

I’m no expert, and this is just a guess, but I’m thinking the treatment was unsuccessful.

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