Ohio Man Asks God for Permission to Attack Girlfriend

by

comment

scott-sims.jpg

The theme of this morning's blog posts: Ohio is really f&*king strange, and without a doubt, winning the "Ohio or Florida?" game this week.

Our first stop: Sandusky.

Police there say they're on the lookout for 33 year-old Scott Sims. Why the interest? It seems he pinned his girlfriend down and attacked her with a hatchet. She managed to get away and contact police before Sims could finish the job, thankfully.

But Sims isn't your everyday soulless derelict with a penchant for violence. He's very concerned about his soul, it turns out, and we know that because before he first swung the hatchet down on 49-year-old Brandy Wadding, he asked God for "his blessing to strike her," according to the Sandusky Register.

No word yet on what God's answer was. Or if Sims heard a squirrel whisper, "It's okay, buddy, I approve," and took that to be a sign that his vengeance was divinely approved.

When he's found, Sims will face charges of aggravated menacing, felonious assault, felony domestic violence and unlawful restraint.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.