Accused tree poisoner Harvey Updyke can now add accused terrorist to his rap sheet. Updyke was arrested on September 18th in Hammond, La on charges of terrorizing. And of course, Updyke caught the charge in a very Harvey Updyke manner.
According to police, Updyke attempted to return a lawnmower to a home improvement store, which is totally normal. But things turn not so normal when Updyke becomes upset when the store manager informed him that he would only pay $100 for the lawnmower despite the fact that Updyke paid $150 for it.
From there, Updyke loses his mind and eventually tells an officer that he would “come back and take care of everyone”.
“He had a sad story,” said Hammond Police spokesman Lt. Vincent Giannobile. “He said he was going to prison anyway, he had a bad heart, and he didn’t care. He kept insinuating that he wasn’t going to take no for an answer.”
According to the [police] report, he continued to tell the officer he would return to the store and “it would be his last time.”
Giannobile said the officer felt Updyke’s statements and attitude were threatening, and arrested him.
“You just don’t know what these people will do and we don’t take any chances,” Giannobile said.
Updyke was booked into Hammond City Jail at 6:21 p.m. and transferred to Amite Parish Prison on Sept. 19. Giannoble said all felony cases are transferred to the prison.
And just for good measure, Updyke also has a warrant out for his arrest on the same charge in Texas.
Guess it’s just too much Bama in him. We had to do it.