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We’ll have to wait for the final investigation into the incident to be completed, but we feel comfortable saying he overreacted.
According to WBAL-TV, a 55-year-old Dundalk man initiated a standoff with police Sunday night after he fired shots inside of his house because…wait for it…either his wife or daughter took a bite out of his grilled cheese sandwich.
Police said Daniel Brian Blackwell was responsible for an “hours-long barricade situation” inside his house on East Baltimore Street. When they arrived on the scene, a woman and three teens ran out of the house and told them that shots had been fired. Blackwell wasn’t as eager to come out of the house, however, and he remained inside the house for roughly three hours before finally coming outside.
But even at that point, police said it took pepper balls to take him down because he walked out onto his porch with a “holster of ammunition” around his waist. It was at that moment that Blackwell changed his tone and decided to “surrender peacefully.”
Police found 15 guns inside Blackwell’s house and have charged him with “attempted first- and second- degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and various firearms violations.” And again, this all stems from somebody taking one bite – not two or three or four but one bite – out of his grilled cheese sandwich. Totally worth it.
And we’re just going to assume things went down like this inside that house: