Monday, August 29, 2011

Manhunt on for Pot Farmer Who Killed City Council Member

Jere Melo
An army of heavily-armed police in Fort Bragg, Calif. are on the hunt today for Aaron Bassler, a marijuana farmer suspected of shooting and killing Fort Bragg city council member Jere Melo.

Melo was shot to death Saturday morning in a remote area of forest near the Noyo River east of Fort Bragg. He was investigating rumors of a marijuana farm with another man who managed to escape and call police on a cell phone. By the time police arrived however, Bassler was long gone.

Bassler has a history of run-ins with the law and a rap sheet that makes him sound like a fucking psycho. He was arrested earlier this year for running a truck onto a school tennis court, and in 2009 he was arrested for sparking a bomb scare at the Chinese consulate in San Francisco by ditching packages near the building. The packages contained red stars and ramblings about alien armies and Chinese weapons.

If you have any doubt about this dude being completely batshit insane, just check out his picture for Christs' sake. Pretty scary:
Aaron Bassler = Fucking Psycho!

Oh, and if you see him around, let him know the police are looking for him!

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