So a post just came down on the Seattle Times’ website laying out the chainsaw murderer’s explanation for why he went all chainsaw murdery: self defense.
Anyhow, the “victim” claims his landlord came at him with a roofing stake. Lest you think its something innocuous, please be aware that its really something the reaper would carry on his days off:
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So what do you do when someone attacks you with one of those things? Hit him with a baseball bat.
That actually sounds kind of reasonable. However, it was the chopping off the guys head with a chainsaw after he hit him with a baseball bat that may have been a little over the top. You have to put down the bat, go find the chainsaw, start it up, chop through the head. There’s a few too many steps in there to claim it was a reasonable reaction to the initial attack.
Well played though, gutsy self defense move!