Saturday, February 2, 2013

Alleged Alabama Kidnapper, Murderer And All-Around Screwball...

Is said to own five guns, the AP is reporting.

One of which Jimmy Lee Dykes allegedly used to murder a school bus driver before stealing a child and holding him in a home-made underground bunker.

Perhaps the same gun authorities said he had used to threaten, even shoot at his neighbors:

Dykes was known around the neighborhood as a menacing figure who neighbors said once beat a dog to death with a lead pipe, threatened to shoot children for setting foot on his property and patrolled his yard at night with a flashlight and a firearm....

Authorities said Dykes boarded a stopped school bus filled with children on Tuesday afternoon and demanded two boys between 6 and 8 years old. When the driver tried to block his way, the gunman shot him several times and took the 5-year-old boy....

Dykes had been scheduled to appear in court Wednesday to answer charges he shot at his neighbors in a dispute last month over a speed bump. Neighbor Claudia Davis said he yelled and fired shots at her and her family over damage Dykes claimed their pickup truck did to a makeshift speed bump in the dirt road. No one was hurt.
Note also that he did not commit these crimes with a hammer, car, swimming pool or bow-and-arrow.

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