34-year-old Michael Chadwick Fry was taken into police custody on September 5th after a bizarre rant directed at a FOX 4 News building located in downtown Dallas.
The suspect, who was initially driving his Dodge Ram pickup past the building, erratically and intentionally smashed his truck full-force into the side of the news building. Onlookers were shocked to see the man in the pickup backup, smash the wall again and continue to repeat the process several times.
At about 6 A.M., he exited the driver’s seat and climbed into the bed of his truck. He began taking boxes full of paperwork and throwing them into the street. Witnesses overheard the man screaming “high treason!” as he scooped up documents and threw them into the air. Once the papers were out of his truck, he went over to the building’s window. He began describing a vast conspiracy involving the Denton County Sheriff’s Department to murder him.
Police later confirmed that the documents were all related to a shooting that had occurred back in 2012. Fry had been a passenger inside a vehicle with Roberto Carlos Hernandez when Hernandez rammed his car into a police vehicle. The police officer inside the smashed car felt threatened, so he discharged his weapon and killed Hernandez. The interaction resulted in Fry’s arrest for probation violation.
Police eventually calmed the man down. He was arrested and charged with second-degree criminal mischief. Dallas Police Major Max Geron confirmed the suspect suffered from “mental issues.” The man was visibly crying as police took him into custody.