“Portland, Ore. police responded to a 911 call at around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning from a woman who believed her car was under attack by a pirate. But instead of a routine pirate attack—oh, Portland—they discovered an armored man who claimed he was a High Elf.
He was at least half right. Although the man, dressed in chain mail and helmet, and equipped with sword, staff, and shield, wasn’t actually an elf, he was definitely high.
Konrad Bass, 30, of Glendale, Ore., told officers he had taken LSD, and also identified himself as a “high-elf engaged in battle with the evil Morgoth.” He was cited for criminal mischief and taken to a hospital.” More on this story here.
As any rational person reading this story, you may ask, what would be the penalties in Oklahoma for engaging in battle with someone else’s car? In Oregon, it was labeled “criminal mischief”. In Oklahoma, it would likely be “Malicious Mischief” 21 Ok. Stat. Section 1760. Malicious Mischief in Oklahoma is defined by the statute as:
“A. Every person who maliciously injures, defaces or destroys any real or personal property not his or her own, in cases other than such as are specified in Section 1761 et seq. of this title, is guilty of:
1. A misdemeanor, if the damage, defacement or destruction causes a loss which has an aggregate value of less than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00);
2. A felony, if the damage, defacement or destruction causes a loss which has an aggregate value of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) or more; or
3. A felony, if the defendant has two or more prior convictions for an offense under this section, notwithstanding the value of loss caused by the damage, defacement or destruction.
B. In addition to any other punishment prescribed by law for violations of subsection A of this section, he or she is liable in treble damages for the injury done, to be recovered in a civil action by the owner of such property or public officer having charge thereof.”
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