SHOT FOR EATING HUBBY’S TOASTIE
A GUN nutter who sparked a four-hour stand-off with armed police after his wife took a bite out of his CHEESE TOASTIE, is facing murder charges.
Police were called after Daniel Blackwell, 55 – who is not legally allowed to own firearms because of prior convictions – fired a shot at his missus through the kitchen floor.
Officers arrived at the family home, in Baltimore, Maryland, after being called to a ‘domestic incident’.
Blackwell’s terrified wife Lori, 54, fled the property with three teens and told cops he had fired four shots at her.
He barricaded himself inside the house, leading to a lengthy stand-off with armed officers before a police negotiator was brought in to convince Blackwell to surrender peacefully.
Cpl Shawn Vinson said: “Apparently, the man had made a grilled cheese sandwich and either the wife or the daughter – one of the females in the house – took a bite of it.
“That enraged him to the point that he fired shots in the house.”
No-one was harmed in the dispute and Blackwell was taken to hospital for psychological evaluation.
He has since been charged with attempted first and second degree murder, first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment and several firearms violations.
A total of 15 guns, four of which were loaded, were recovered from the house – including a ‘lever-action long gun’ which was stashed just inside the front door.
CHARGED: Daniel attacked his wife Lori (below)