Police say 23-year-old Sean Carnell’s reign of bath salt terror started around 9:30 a.m. at Tully Park when he fed a 15-year-old boy several knuckle sandwiches before stealing the kid’s skateboard.
Carnell is then believed to have knocked a nearby cyclist unconscious before kicking a 10-year-old boy’s dog in the ribs. From there, Carnell made his way to 8th Street where he beat the shit out of a construction worker with a shovel.
Trevor McMillan told reporters the victim’s name is Mike Rice that he’d been working in a ditch when Carnell came up behind him, “took the shovel sideways” and hit Rice across the face several times. Rice ended up in the hospital with several bones broken in his face, along with a spinal injury.
But Carnell wasn’t done. After re-arranging Rice’s face with a shovel, he forced his way into an apartment and tried to strangle a 36-year-old woman. He fled the apartment when the woman’s daughter and boyfriend showed up and called 911.
Still not done, Carnell then “kidnapped” a man in a wheelchair. Officers say Carnell told the 45-year-old man he was “coming with him” and started reading parts of the Bible before eventually tipping the man into the street.
Lastly, Carnell started throwing objects through the front door and windows of Melissa Garcia’s home. That’s when McMillan and several co-workers chased Carnell down until police arrived – 90 minutes after Carnell’s bath salt rampage began.
Carnell was arrested and charged with battery, robbery, second-degree kidnapping, battery with the intent to commit a serious felony, cruelty to animals, malicious injury to property, and other related charges. These on top of his criminal history that includes charges of theft, drug, and alcohol charges.
Carnell was already on supervised probation and admitted in court he has mental health issues. His bail was set at $1 million and he was appointed a public defender, meaning he’s fucked.