Friday, February 16, 2007

Painting the town red

In Seattle, Todd Michael Wagner painted the town red, or at least a home he was supposed to be remodeling. Unlike the turn-of-phrase, Wagner’s painting was literal and psychotic.

Wagner now sits in the King County jail, charged with a $200,000 vandalism tab. According to a family member:

“Michael suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, and he refuses to acknowledge it, even now, in jail."

"Michael is so adamant that he's not mentally ill, and he wants me to bail him out. I just can't. I feel really bad for the people he did this to. He's truly a wonderful human being, but he's sick and needs help. I hope the judicial system figures that out."

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