Sometimes the people of Oklahoma make it too easy for us.
The guy pictured above is Donald Gather. He's from the Ada area. Apparently, someone in Donald's trailer park was spreading rumors that he was a copper thief, leading to Donald being evicted. Angered and frustrated by the accusations, Donald then did what any normal Oklahoman would do – He grabbed a fine selection of knives, strapped on some dirty magazines as body armor, and went to confront his rumor spreading neighbor.
"It had been brewing for two weeks," a neighbor said.
Tension that came to a head, when deputies say Donald Gaither challenged Troy Bagley to a knife fight Sunday morning.
"He appeared to be intoxicated somewhat, he did comply with the officer when he ordered him to the ground--at gunpoint--and he was holding knives in both hands whenever the deputy confronted him," Sheriff John Christian said.
Sheriff Christian says Gaither had pornographic magazines tapped to his stomach when they searched him.
"The suspect told him that he had been in prison before and that was a way that they used to protect their selves in a fight," Christian said.
That's interesting. I had no clue that dirty magazines could also double as armor! For added effect, he also should have carried a bondage whip, spank paddle and vibrating dildo as weapons... which can all be conveniently purchased at Patricia's.
Police say Gaither believed Bagley got him kicked out of his home at the park.
"Gaither thinks that Troy told his boss that he stole Copper out of this house, but Gaither says he didn't, it's hearsay," a neighbor said.
The neighbor tells us she knew Gaither would confront Bagley soon, but she was shocked he had knives.
"It's dangerous," she said.
Know what else is dangerous? Living in a trailer park in rural Oklahoma.