VERNON, CT (WPIX) – It wasn’t Halloween but just sheer disdain for a well known senator that led a Connecticut man to dress up in ninja gear and go on a warpath.
Garland Eastman, 30, of Vernon was charged Sunday with breach of peace after he allegedly waved nunchucks on the corner of Route 83 and Regan Road and threatened to beat up U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman.
Authorities said they received several emergency calls from concerned residents about Eastman’s unusual behavior.
Officers said when they pulled out bean bag and taser guns, Eastman became polite and cooperative.
Authorities brought Eastman to Rockville General Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, where he was later released.