Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Wacko of the Week
A Chalmette man swung a 4-foot metal sword at another man's head during a fight, authorities said.
Leslie Wilson, 57, of 4019 Jupiter Drive, acknowleged using the sword to go after a neighbor with the intent of cutting off the man's head, the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Wilson told deputies that his neighbor, Albert Estopinal III, 32, of 4021 Jupiter, threatened him first.
Both Wilson and Estopinal were booked with disturbing the peace in the 8 p.m. incident on Jupiter Drive near the corner of Atreus Street. Wilson was also booked with attempted simple escape by somehow getting out and walking away from the sheriff’s car he had been placed inside, while handcuffed, but was immediately stopped and put back in the vehicle.
Estopinal also was booked on an outstanding arrest warrant charging him with felony theft over $500.
How'd you like to have Mr. Wilson living next door?