According to police, this guy is one crazy drunk suicidal bastard who grabbed a live power line struck down by Hurricane Irene and attacked another driver in the middle of the storm. How the hell did he do that?
The alleged nutter is 32-year-old Richard Bialczak. He chased 28-year-old Derek Edwards on a road in Silver Spring, Maryland, until they reached a power line blocking the way, downed by Hurricane Irene. Edwards stopped and got out of the car to warn Bialczak about the still-sparking line on the ground. But instead of saying “oh, thank you very much, that’s very kind of you”, Bialczak started to shout at Edwards and proceded to ram his car against Edwards’ to get him near the power line. As you do in these cases.
Not happy with doing just that, the police says that Bialczak got out of his card and start furiously kicking Edwards’ car with feet and fists, tore off its antenna, destroyed its bumper and, as a final act of idiocy, grabbed the sparking power line and threw it onto the victim’s car. Luckily, nothing happened to Edwards. Of course, Bialczak’s lawyer claims that the poor devil is innocent and that Greedo shot first. [NBC Washington]