Stabbing Suspect to Police: “Taylor Swift Made Me Do It”
According to witnesses, 43-year-old Brent Shannon Thicksten was acting menacingly toward people just before 11AM on Sunday. He then allegedly chased a man and tried to stab him.
The victim ended up with only a cut on his lower back and did not need to go to a hospital. Police found Thicksten who was armed with scissors and said to them that his wife, Taylor Swift, "told me to kill him."
Police asked the suspect where his wife was, to which he replied, "we are one." He then stopped answering their questions and cited his "top secret clearance."
He was arrested on assault charges, unlawful use of a weapon, trespassing, and menacing. He also violated parole for a third-degree robbery charge he pleaded guilty to this summer.
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