Friday, February 22, 2008

"That man's a terrorist - I don't have time to explain right now, you're gonna have to trust me!"

But I'm Jack Bauer

A college student has been given probation for repeatedly ramming his car into another man's vehicle last year on Interstate 95 in Maryland, claiming the man was a terrorist and he was the character Jack Bauer, a federal agent on the Fox television show "24."

However, the victim, 30-year-old Marlon Cantoral provided a false address to police and did not appear at the court proceedings [not a terrorist, just an illegal immigrant], prompting prosecutors to enter into a plea deal with the student, 23-year-old Edgar Sullivan of Elverson, Pa.

According to charging documents, Sullivan twice struck Cantoral's van, then ran after him into the lobby of a prison building shouting, "He's a terrorist." Sullivan was further quoted as saying that his name was Jack Bowers (Bauer) and that he worked for the FBI and the Secret Service.

Sullivan pleaded guilty to drunken driving in September and apologized in court Thursday. His attorney, Charles Broida, says his client is embarrassed but doesn't remember what happened.

[I think he was on something stronger than alcohol.]

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