As far as unbelievable news reports go, it's hard to top the recent UFO sightings over China. As far as stupid criminals go, it's hard to top the porn stars who texted their murder plot. As far as hilarious circus freak stories, the horned man who tried to kill his landlady with a minivan wins. And it may just top the other two.
Hmm, what's weirder ... the fact that 28-year-old Jesse Thornhill from Tulsa, Oklahoma, has a surgically altered face that includes a nose job and implants in his forehead to make it appear as if he has horns, piercings in his eye sockets, sculpted indents for sideburns, tattoos for eyebrows, and a graphic wolf neck tattoo; that he thought he could run over his landlady with a car and get away with it (he kinda stands out); or that he drives a Ford Minivan?
Votes just in from the blog world: The minivan. The 1996 white minivan.
According to Thornhill's mother, who lived next door, her son had been having some disagreements with his landlord. That's probably the most believable part of this story. Luckily, she was able to jump out of the way before the car struck. Thornhill was arrested last week (no need for a lineup there) and was later bailed out. He will likely be charged with assault with a dangerous weapon -- the car.