Giving Tats a Bad Rap

Drugs can make people do bad things.  Like getting your EYEBALL tattooed black. Covering half of your face with skulls and skeletons. And rimming your lips with skeletal teeth and an eyeball in the middle of your forehead. People often make poor judgments while high, like shooting at an officer of the law investigating a stolen car.

Jason Barnum, 37, was arraigned on one count of attempted murder in the first degree and two counts of assault in the third degree in Anchorage, Alaska. His bail was set at $500,000 cash.

At the arraignment Friday afternoon Barnum appeared fidgety, swaying from side to side, at times hitting his face on the microphone. When asked basic information from the judge like if his name was spelled correctly, Barnum replied “sure” and “sounds good.”

Police don’t know why Barnum shot at officers. In charging documents, Barnum admitted to being a heroin addict. Lt. Anthony Henry said that based on his behavior, they have reason to suspect he was high during the shooting.

This individual does not appear to have a happy bone in his body. Or even outside of his body, for that matter.


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