Former Minnesota Golden Gopher basketball player Shane Schilling has had a rough time of it since he was kicked off the team before his junior year. In 2005, he managed to get hurt when he was hit by a car while trying to cross the freeway. Then in 2007, he was convicted of attempted robbery after punching a Minnesota student in the face on campus while fleeing the law on a car theft charge.
But that pales in comparison to what happened to him on Monday night. The MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE says that Schilling was arrested after keeping police at bay from his apartment for more than three hours during a meth-fueled stand-off. FROM THE BARN points out that Schilling is continuing his basketball legacy of not living up to expectations, although based on his previous history, a drug-crazed freak out really shouldn’t be considered that unexpected.
According to police, they were summoned to Schilling’s apartment after a 911 caller heard “a loud argument, glass breaking and someone mentioning ‘injections’” coming from Schilling’s place. (No word on if Teddy Dupay was doing the injecting or not.) When the cops showed up, Schilling apparently turned into an extra from an “CHiPs” featuring hippies gone wild, screaming at the “pigs” that they needed to leave or else:
The officers called in extra assistance during the three-hour standoff. Schilling allegedly repeated threatening the officers, saying, among other things, “run little piggies, because if you don’t walk away, I’m gonna make you piggies have wings.”
While rapping about death and physical harm, the suspect also threatened police by saying, “This is it, you have three warnings, or I’m coming after you, you better start running.”
Schilling eventually ended the stand-off as abruptly as it started, suddenly opening the door to his apartment and laying on the ground with his hands up. Once inside, police say they found a bunch of meth and his weapons of choice: knives and a hatchet. Which makes sense: if you’re going to kill a bunch of pigs, why not butcher them up into chops, loins and other prime cuts for later.
(And in case you are wondering: Shane Schilling is not related to former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling; if he was, instead of screaming his crazy rants at the police, he just would have posted them on his blog.)