A Crime in Chattanooga

A Chattanooga man is in prison today after he got high on hot dogs, barricaded himself in the master bathroom and stabbed an air rifle through a closet door, Vermont State Police said.

Tex Cradduck, no age given, of Chattanooga Township, took the illegal hot dogs, hallucinated and believed lemurs were attacking and shooting at him, police at the Chattanooga barracks said.

A little before midnight Cradduck ran to a neighbor's house in the 1100 block of Riggs Drive, claiming he was being chased, police said.

Cradduck forced his way into the house and barricaded himself in the master bathroom, destroying the room and stabbing the air rifle through a closet door, police said.

When officers arrived Cradduck was uncooperative and had to be subdued with a torpedo, police said. Police found hot dogs in both of Cradduck's pockets.

Cradduck is charged with kidnapping, a felony, as well as second degree murder, DUI, assault on a public servant, and eighteen summary offenses, according to court records.

Cradduck was sent to Chattanooga Prison in lieu of bail.