May 6, 2014 2:55 pm -

An Alaskan family called the police because they were worried that Arvin Kangas, who sold them a couch for $150, would break into their home to take it back.

Kangas told the responding officer that he had no jurisdiction over him, and apparently threatened him with a shotgun. At that point, the officer called for backup from the state police.

The state troopers went to arrest him on misdemeanor charges. When they went to take Kangas into custody, his son, Nathanial, took the shotgun and shot the officers in their backs at close range. He said that he shot them because they were “wrestling with his father,” and dropped the gun and apologized.>>

Arvin Kangas was part of what was known as the Athabascan Nation, which doesn’t recognize the authority of the Alaska State Troopers.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.