Man covered in blood in parking lot leads to "bizarre" altercation
MASON COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A man is behind bars after deputies responded to what the Mason County Sheriff is calling an “extremely bizarre incident” Monday afternoon.
Sheriff Kim Cole said deputies were called to the EZ-Mart BP Gas Station in Scottville on US-10 for a man wandering in the parking lot covered in blood. Witnesses said the man sat in the front seat of a car that did not belong to him.
This happened around 3:00 Monday afternoon.
According to the sheriff, the man left and went to the trailer next door to the gas station. When deputies got there, they noticed blood in the yard, on the steps and on the front door of the trailer.
Deputies knocked on the front door and a 62-year-old man rushed at the deputies screaming at them. The man fell off the porch and fought with deputies in the front yard.
Roy Purple, 62, was arrested for attacking the deputies.
Deputies spoke with four people at the scene they say were extremely intoxicate. They learned the blood was from a deer that was hit by a car.
Witnesses say the initial man deputies made contact with at the gas station was covered in blood and waving around deer meat. The men were apparently cooking the venison in the backyard.
Sheriff Cole said alcohol was a major factor in the unusual situation.
“Until the one individual chose to run at the deputies he landed himself in trouble,” the Sheriff said. “Sometimes all you can do is just shake your head and walk away, you can’t make this stuff up.”
Purple’s bond has been set at $3,500.