Roswell’s “Chicken Man”, Andrew Wordes, has been battling the City of Roswell for quite a while over the number of chickens, or “livestock” as the city calls them, on his property. I’m not going to claim full knowledge of this battle, though we have a frequent commenter who can most likely fill us in, as he has been having similar issues in Cobb County.
Wordes had taken his battle to the point of being arrested, and fell behind on mortgage payments while in jail apparently. Today, we have this:
Marshals had gone to Wordes’ home Monday to evict the 53-year-old man, who had fallen behind on his mortgage payments while in jail for failing to comply with an order to limit the number of animals on his property. Around 12:45 p.m., Wordes called the cell phone of Channel 2 Action News reporter Mike Petchenik, who was outside the home, and told him to tell marshals to get off his property. He told Petchenik, “I can’t tell you” what’s going to happen, “but it ain’t going to be pretty.”
Moments later an explosion rocked the house. Roswell fire officials reported a body was found inside, Petchenik reported.
I’ll probably have more to say on this later. At the moment, I just find it terribly disturbing.