A Kentucky man allegedly went on a crime spree in the city of Nashville, Tennessee late last month, committing as many as 10 felony criminal offenses in just nine hours. William Todd, who is just 24 years old, reportedly took a Greyhound bus into Nashville and, first broke into a local business called the Slaughterhouse, where he stole a Taser, a revolver, a shotgun and a T-shirt before allegedly setting the building on fire. Todd then made his way over to a local bar where he help up four bar patrons at gunpoint, using the Taser on one person and pistol-whipping another and making off with several credit cards. Todd then is said to have used one of the guns he stole to steal a taxi from a taxi driver and driving away. Todd found a local Wal-mart and used the stolen credit cards to purchase nearly $200-worth of merchandise. Todd then allegedly broke into a law office and vandalized it, defecating on a desk and even smearing his own feces on framed law degrees on the wall. Todd is then accused of robbing several local hotel guests after posing as a female housekeeper and robbing them at gunpoint. By some accounts, Todd cried as he robbed some hotel guests. Inexplicably, Todd managed to shave his head while at the hotel before leaving and crashing his stolen taxi. Todd allegedly stole another taxi from a taxi driver at gunpoint and drove away. Local law enforcement agents finally caught up with Todd atop the famed Opryland Hotel in a water cooling pit on the roof. Todd was taken to a local hospital to be tested for potential drug use, then booked into a Nashville jail where bail was set at $180,000. Local police say they have never seen a crime spree quite like Todd's.
Drug-fueled or not, multiple felony criminal offenses are a big deal in the state of California. Many of the criminal offenses Todd committed count as "strikes" under California's strict "Three Strikes" laws. A person who commits three eligible felonies is sent to a state prison for life, often without the possibility of parole.
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