By Chad Love
We are, on occasion, confronted with a story containing so many competing and equally compelling angles that we simply can't choose which one to use as a lead. Take this story, for example, in the New Haven (Conn.) Register about a man who just wanted to teach his sons a simple lesson, and failed in spectacular fashion.
A Berlin, Connecticut, man has been arrested for allegedly gutting a deer in a parking lot near Wesleyan University. Lawrence Massey, 37, was arrested after local residents saw him use a hunting knife to “field strip” a deer, police said. He allegedly wanted to show his sons how it was done, the police report states.
Police were called Monday at 3:21 p.m. to the back lot of the 594 Main St. apartments, near the Green Street Arts Center, where several mothers and their young children were walking around. The report says the arriving officer was “overcome by a very strong smell emanating from the carcass” upon leaving his patrol car.