Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Be careful who you gesture to

Good grief. Remind me to keep my gestures to myself. We should anyhow out of courtesy, but now add the threat of crossbow-wielding-drunken-nutjobs to the list of reasons why. "The receiving end of an obscene gesture." I can understand being upset if on the receiving end of a punch to the face...but an obscene gesture? Methinks the man too sensitive. A sensitive crossbow-wielding-drunken-nutjob. Sobs all over himself and then comes out bows-a-blazin'.

LITTLE ROCK - A man who allegedly shot a crossbow at a motorist after being on the receiving end of an obscene gesture has been charged with committing a terroristic act.

Wayne Allen Dierks, Jr. 26, was arrested Sunday and is also charged with possession of an instrument of crime, driving while intoxicated and driving with a suspended driver's license.

The incident began when a motorist cut in front of Dierks' sport utility vehicle. Steve Gilgenbach, the motorist, said that Dierks then began pursuing him in his SUV, yelling and cursing at him and then fired the crossbow, shattering Gilgenbach's rear window.

"It sounds funny to tell it, but it wasn't so funny after I found out it will cost $400 to replace the window," Gilgenbach told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for a Tuesday story.

'It was a drive-by crossbow shooting," said Gilgenbach.


Gilgenbach said he called authorities and followed Dierks until the police arrived. But Dierks pulled into a parking lot and "aimed the crossbow at me again," he said.

After Dierks' arrest, officers found a crossbow with a scope, four crossbow bolts and a cooler containing 11 unopened beers and one opened can. Dierks registered 0.12 on a blood-alcohol test, above the legal limit of 0.08.


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