Arkansas is just not like other places in the US. I know this for a fact. I once made a visit there. There were floods, tornadoes and forest fires. At the same time. (I'm not making that up). But who knew they have a crossbow season for cars?
LITTLE ROCK – A Little Rock man whose SUV was cut off in traffic was arrested after he allegedly shot at a motorist with a crossbow following a brief chase. "It was a drive-by crossbow shooting," said Steve Gilgenbach, a pitcher for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock baseball team who said he was the man's intended target. "I've never been shot at by a crossbow before."
(Anyone else notice that this implies he has been shot at with other things?)
Wayne Allen Dierks Jr., 26, posted bail after his arrest Sunday on charges of committing a terroristic act, possession of an instrument of crime, driving while intoxicated and driving on a suspended driver's license. Committing a terroristic act is a felony; the other charges are misdemeanors. An arraignment was set for Oct. 25.
Gilgenbach acknowledged cutting in front of Dierks on Interstate 630 in midtown Little Rock.
"I was merging on the highway and I had to get in, so I cut the guy off," Gilgenbach said. "He started following me, cursing at me and yelling for me to pull over."
A police report said Gilgenbach admitted to police that he made an obscene gesture toward Dierks, but he said Monday he didn't remember doing so.
Archery-crossbow hunting seasons for deer, bear and turkey began Oct. 1 so it's not extraordinary that someone might be carrying a crossbow in their vehicle this time of year.
Did he have a tag for a hunting a car? How about a human? I guess this gives the phrase "going medieval" a whole new meaning.