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A self-described, “sovereign citizen,” who claims he was saving a woman from being beaten, was then the subject of a police standoff in Ohio.
Lenvil Persinger, 43, of Piqua, Ohio, claims he was simply helping a damsel in distress when he broke into a home and assaulted a man using nunchucks.
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According to police, Persinger busted into a neighboring apartment after hearing a boyfriend and girlfriend arguing and assaulted the 26-year-old man in the head with nunchucks. After making contact with Persinger, police said he refused to talk to investigators. source WHIO
Persinger is a “self-identified sovereign citizen,” which means he doesn’t believe laws apply to him and he doesn’t recognize the authority court system, said Piqua Police Chief Bruce Jamison.
19 hours ago, Persinger made the following Facebook post sharing his beliefs on the flat earth society:
Persinger’s featured Facebook photo shows he face affixed to a missing poster.
Persinger was booked into jail on suspicion of felonious assault, criminal damage and obstructing official business.
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