Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Polygamy + S.W.A.T. = Good Gossip


I was about to tell this great story about a polygamy raid right here in my small town, in fact only a few houses down from me. And I thought I'd see if the story made the news so I could find some handy pictures and quotes to go with it. So I googled my town's name + the word "swat" and what was the 6th thing listed? One of my very own posts! NOT about polygamy, though. Just totally random that I had written a post months ago that used the word "swat" in it, and it came up. I'm kind of freaking out here.

I'm going to try to get a grip and move on to my story though. Ok, so there is a lady in my ward, I'll call her Betty. And Betty is kind of a nice, homely, middle aged single lady. She decided to start dating over the internet. And she met a great guy. And the guy lived in Florida. So she finally decided to go down there and either meet or marry him. I'm not sure about that part of the story. What I do know is that she came back to Utah with the guy AND TWO OTHER WIVES. So they all moved into her house a few doors down from me. Nice. But it gets better. Or worse, I guess. But the story gets better. So the guy turned out to be a nutjob. He wasn't even a religious polygamist. Not FLDS. No sect. Just your average slimeball who used some sort of religious justification to prey on a bunch of lonley women. Anyhow, one night he decided to hold Betty captive, put a gun to her head, and tell her he was going to kill her. Later that night, Betty managed to escape and run to the neighbor's house for help. So the SWAT team was called in to arrest the guy. Which they did. And now it's just Betty. Oh, and the two other wives.

Cool, huh? Now you can see why pictures would have been helpful to come up on google instead of my own post about Josh's birthday party.

14 comments:

devri said...

Too funny!!

jennie w. said...

If our ancestry tells you anything, it's that Polygs have always loved your town.

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Angie said...

Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway! Good Luck!

This is a great post. Maybe you should write a book or a movie script about it! haha

Feel free to stop by any time, I would love to have you!

Suzie said...

oh my goodness.
and you say you live where? Detroit?

good story.

Chelsea said...

That is crazy! Did you see the swat team and everything?

Kristine said...

Wow, super scary! What time of the night did this happen? That's really funny Josh's b-day party came up on your google search! Haha!

MiaKatia said...

Ca-ra-zy!!! At least we know you are getting some excitement there ;)

Mindi said...

you practically had the scenario from "big love" in your backyard! i must say, WAY JEALOUS.
cool stuff like that never happens around here!! heheheeeeeee

are all three wives gonna stick it out, together?

Christie said...

That is super crazy, and more than a little bit funny too. I totally didn't see that on the news either, and I read it every day. So weird about the other wives. Are all 3 of them living together now?

Christie said...

That is super crazy, and more than a little bit funny too. I totally didn't see that on the news either, and I read it every day. So weird about the other wives. Are all 3 of them living together now?

Omgirl said...

As far as I know, all the wives are together in that house still. The lady in question is still on the do-not-visit list (as in no home or visiting teachers), so I'm guessing she's still with the other wives. Crazy, huh?

rachel said...

Holy Crap!

alex dumas said...

Did the news never cover this delightful gem of a story? What a treat it would be to interview her.