Monday, September 15, 2008

Militant Atheist With Knife; Christians With Shotgun Win

Colorado Springs, Colorado

From the September 14, 2008 Denver Post:

A man who came to the home of two women whom he had threatened to decapitate with a knife received a blow to the head that could cost him an eye, according to Colorado Springs police.

Russell Bowman, who claims to be an atheist, threatened the women because they are Christian on Sept. 8. On Friday, he arrived at their apartment and stood in a hallway, according to a police report.

"Another resident of the apartment retrieved a shotgun and approached Bowman, who was by then walking away. The resident ordered Bowman to put the knife down," according to the report.

Bowman refused and approached the resident, who hit him with the butt of the shotgun, injuring his eye.

"Bowman was treated at Memorial Hospital where it was determined the injury to the eye was so severe, the eye would need to be surgically removed."

Police will likely pursue charges of felony menacing against Bowman. Police couldn't be reached for comment Sunday.

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