BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- On April 25, Gregory Despres arrived at the U.S.-Canadian border crossing at Calais, Maine, carrying a homemade sword, a hatchet, a knife, brass knuckles and a chain saw stained with what appeared to be blood.
U.S. customs agents confiscated the weapons and fingerprinted Despres. Then they let him into the United States
"Being bizarre is not a reason to keep somebody out of this country or lock them up. ... We are governed by laws and regulations, and he did not violate any regulations."
- - - They had no reason to detain him people, no crime was commited at that point. They had no legal bounds to detain him. Just because I carry around a chainsaw that APPEARS to be bloody I cant be arrested. People of the law are not allowed to make assumtions like that.
He was a bizarre guy, and yes, later he did kill people. But did the border patrol do something wrong here? No, they did not.
While he was suppose to be in court in Canada, that is a reason why they should have stopped him. But simply because he had a chainsaw and afew blades, I cant see why they wouldnt let him cross because of that.