‘Time Warp’ Caused Him To Kill
A Florida man was either in near Connecticut or in Binghamton, NY, when a New York State trooper was struck by his car after he’d been stopped for speeding. The only way it could have happened, he says, would have been because of something supernatural.
Almond Upton, of Melrose, Florida, was charged with first-degree murder Thursday in the death of 42-year-old Trooper Christopher Skinner.
Police said the 60-year-old Upton left his lane on northbound Interstate 81 and struck the trooper, who was on the shoulder after stopping a car for speeding, with his Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.
Skinner was killed instantly, police said.
Upton drove a short distance further before pulling over and fleeing on foot.
Police used a K-9 unit to track him down a short time later in the woods, where officers found him naked about 1 p.m.
Upton told reporters after his arraignment in Chenango, New York, that he was not sure how he ended up in that part of the state.
“I was two miles away from the Connecticut border, and all of a sudden I’m in Binghamton, New York, being beamed to New York,” Upton said.
“The cop that got killed, I don’t know how it happened — there had to be a time warp,” he continued. “Honestly, I’m not bullsh-tting. I have proof in Connecticut. It’s a time warp or something had to happen.”