Man Shot Dead On Neighbor’s Porch Was Sleepwalking
[su_right_ad]Texan Spencer Crandall had a history of sleepwalking.
…Crandall, 31, had been known to walk outside his Rhome home, but would usually be stopped by his newlywed wife, Amanda, before he made it too far, brother Ryan Crandall told WFAA-TV.
“Sometimes he would make it into the back yard, sometimes he’d make it into the front yard and she would go out and physically grab his arm and pull him back into the house so that he would be safe,” Ryan Crandall told the station.
But on Christmas night, Spencer Crandall was alone at his rural Wise County home, some 25 miles northwest of Fort Worth. His wife was out of state and he’d been taking prescription pills for two slipped discs in his back. He’d also likely been drinking beer, something unusual for the devout Mormon because his faith forbids booze, family members said…
Cops say Spencer Crandall knocked on the door and rang the doorbell at neighbor Craig Rigtrup’s home around 4 a.m. last Friday. Rigtrup called police before he armed himself and went outside to see Crandall trying to hop over a privacy fence into Rigtrup’s backyard, Wise County Sheriff David Walked told the station…
Crandall never threatened Rigtrup and wasn’t armed, though cops said Rigtrup’s wife and 14-year-old daughter were inside the home. Crandall refused to stay on the ground before Rigtrup killed Crandall with one shot to his chest, police said.[su_csky_ad]