Father ‘has eight hours on standby with the police after losing the arm wrestling match to his young son’
Father, 55, ‘opens fire in his house and has eight hours away with the police after drunk losing the battle of his arm wrestling to his young son’
- Curtis Zimmerman, of Kentucky, has been charged with a willful threat
- Zimmerman is accused of firing two shots at his house after losing several arm wrestling matches to his young son
- Son and another person escaped unharmed from the house in early Monday, and Zimmerman spent the next eight hours deadlocked with police
- He was taken into custody after hostage negotiators secured his surrender
An arm wrestling match between a Kentucky father and his young son turned violent this week, sparking an eight-hour clash with Kentucky delegates.
55-year-old Curtis Zimmerman from Florence was charged on Monday with deliberate danger.
Lieutenant Philip Ridgell of Sheriff’s Office in Boone County said Zimmerman was intoxicated when he challenged his young son to an arm wrestling match in the early hours of Monday morning.
Curtis Zimmerman, 55, has been accused of shooting two shots at his home after losing several arm wrestling matches to his youthful son (stock image)
After losing several times, Zimmerman became upset and had a physical fight with his son.
As the younger man walked upstairs, Zimmerman reportedly grabbed a gun and fired two shots at the house. He later said he had shot bullets in the ceiling.
Two family members escaped unharmed and made a phone call just before 1am.
When delegates responded to the scene in the 800 block of Clubtrail Drive, Zimmerman refused to leave the house, leading to an eight-hour wait.
During the standoff, only Zimmerman remained in the house. After lengthy conversations with hostage hostages that lasted all night, the man finally agreed to surrender to SWAT team members at 8:45 a.m.
After being taken into custody, Zimmerman was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence for assessment.
Once medically acquitted, he will be transferred to the provincial prison, where he will be held on a $ 5,000 cash bond.
He was not on the prison list on Tuesday at 11:30 AM.
Officials have not identified Zimmerman’s son or revealed his age.