Upper Peninsula Man Attacked by Man With Hatchet While Walking His Dog
Imagine it's a beautiful Sunday evening in Michigan and you decide to take your dog for a walk, something you do every evening. While you're strolling down the road, enjoying the spring weather, all of a sudden a man with a hatchet comes out of nowhere and attacks you. Sound frightening, right? Well, that's exactly what happened to a man in Manistique, Michigan.
It sounds like something straight out of a horror movie. Unfortunately, it was a real life situation for Ronald Cunningham, 64, of Manistique. He was simply out walking his dog this past Sunday evening when a stranger came at him with a hatchet. He hit Cunningham several times before fleeing the scene.
Police eventually arrived but the attacker was already long gone.
Reeves Edward Kingren, 20, of Manistique was the hatchet wielding maniac. According to MLive, Kingren was arrested at a nearby gas station after a friend who’d picked him up called police because he was acting irrationally and was carrying a hatchet. That friend had no idea that police were already looking for Kingren.
Kingren’s next court appearance is set for May 25 for a probable cause hearing. His bond was set at $50,000 cash or surety. He's being charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder in connection to the incident.
I'm really interested in hearing the follow up to this story. I mean, what sparked this guy to start attacking people with a hatchet?
Updated: From what I'm told, this man has suffered from mental illness for years.