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    I had an acquaintance, I hestitate to call him a friend because he was flat out crazy, his father had spent a lot of time institutionalized and it was in the genes. We were working in a place that fabricated steel works for bridges that was predominately black in location and workers. He made a crazy statement at work one day, that he was a card carrying member of the KKK, it didn't go over very well.

    He bought a handgun and sequestered himself in his apartment (we were living in the same building) waiting for the N's to show up. They did but apparently he scared them off with threats about his gun. Later he ended up in an argument with his ex who was at the time sharing his apartment, he shot up the apartment and threatened to kill his ex. Later yet he shot himself 'by accident', for the 2nd time in his life.

    There are many stories surrounding this guy, like the time he and his dad got into a Texas Death Match in the front of the apartment building in Wichita Kansas though His dad showed up dressed in several layers of clothes looking like he was going on Safari armed with a butcher knife. Dave defended himself with a large wrench, with a hysterical laugh he related how he had literally knocked his dad out of his shoes.

    I could go on for hours. I was never so happy to dissociate from a raving lunatic.
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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    I was never so happy to dissociate from a raving lunatic.
    That is a safe bet!
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    I had met him through a friend of a friend kind of thing back in my hometown. Dave had a friend that was a bona fide psychopath...a lot of stories there also. This friend of mine was from Wichita Kansas and at one point we decided to move to Wichita and look for work and so we started up a small home remodel contracting business. Lo and behold one day Dave showed up at our doorstep. I remember thinking even then, Oh God, here we go and sure as hell we went. What a nightmare. His ex would hitchhike around Wichita and actually hitched a ride with a guy that was on his way to perpetrate mass murder, she spent a day at the local police offices 'splaining her story.


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIAghcvzJ8c


    Funny, I remember it happening around noon...

    My brother worked in that building in the background for 20 years, 20 years after the shooting

    It occurred to me that even today, I still have nightmares about that period of my life...it was a very traumatic time, I wasn't working in my hometown because I essentially developed anxiety attacks after my brother's home had been totally destroyed in a tornado. He was missing for about 15 hours and I feared he had been killed and swept down the nearby river or buried in the rubble. His wife, whose daughter lives in the Houston area now and is currently infected with the Hoax along with her husband, was injured and was sent to the hospital along with her injured mother. It was not a pleasant time. Total truth be told, I couldn't talk about all that for years because if i tried I would verge on tears and oh my God, men don't cry. I faced myself that day of the tornado and what I saw I detested.

    oh yeah, on topic ... my younger brother has always been less of a racist than i (he looks like a regular white boy) but he has had his moments as a superintendent of a beef processing plant. I just never knew better for a long while, but I was never in to blind hatred.
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