Hunting Squirrel Leads to Arrest
Lance Joseph Topel, 19, was in Ballantine Montana to pick up his father, saw a squirrel and decided to kill it. He attempted to stab the squirrel with a switchblade. A man saw Topel chasing the squirrel across from his house, and told him to stop because he liked squirrels. Topel responded that he could kill squirrels and him.
The man went to get a baseball bat, and Topel retreated to his car stating he would return later and kill the man and his family. The man's roommate then called the cops. They picked up Topel with 2 other passengers in a speeding van. Yellowstone County sheriff’s deputy arrested the 3 at gunpoint, Topel had a blood alcohol level of 0.064 which is above the legal limit for someone under 21, from Billings Gazette.