A buddy of mine, lived in Syrmna and worked in Lavergne....second shift.
This was several years ago, before direct deposit, and he got his paycheck one night, had some bills due and after he got home he decided to go back out and deposit the check at an ATM.
He pulled onto the road and a car came up from behind and started bumping him. He raced through the 35mph zone hoping he'd get pulled over but didn't. So he pulled into the police department and him and the guy that was bumping him raced through the parking lot....him blowing his horn and slinging gravel....yep, it was a gravel parking lot....finally got a half a building in front of the other guy and slid the car to a stop, got out and ran inside....to tell a cop that there was someone out there trying to kill him....
So, the other guy came inside and told the cop my friend had broken into his garage. They put my buddy in jail and told the guy to go home and see what was stolen. He came back an hour or so later and told them nothing was missing.
Come to find out, the guy was a baptist minister and one of his parishioners had bought some strawberries and as it was late and didn't want to wake anyone up, stopped and put some strawberries in his freezer. The minister heard him and when he got outside my buddy was driving by.
My buddy had the minister charged with attempted murder. A few days later the minister stopped by his house and apologized...asked him to drop the charges.
My buddy told him " Normally I carry a .380 to the bank when I go this late. Why I didn't have it with me I don't know, but how would I explain killing a baptist minister on the side of a road in the middle of the night.?"
My buddy spent the night in jail and let me tell you he was one pissed off country boy.
He dropped the charges a few weeks later but think about this......
Things are not always as they appear.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.