- Posted August 9, 2014 by
When Life Imitates Art
A New York Times bestselling author, Jackson was putting the finishing touches on his new true crime book, BOGEYMAN, when "Badwig Girl" came knocking on his door, asking for help. However, she was not alone; crouching out of sight in the bushes was a man with a semi-automatic rifle trying to escape a police dragnet.
The teen-aged girl and the man, who Jackson describes as looking like "a mangy werewolf" claimed he was injured and needed help. When Jackson offered to call 911, he gunman jumped out of his hiding place and pointed the gun at Jackson's head and demanded the phone. Instead, the writer slammed the door and took off with the sound of glass shattering behind him as the gunman tried to gain entry.
Jackson fled to the garage where the 911 operator cautioned him to barricade himself and wait for the police, who were in the area looking for the gunman and his companion, to arrive. Unable to reach Jackson, the two criminals fled and eventually commandeered more vehicles at gunpoint, including exchanging fire with law enforcement efforts. Christopher David Sullivan, aka The Mangy Werewolf, was eventually tackled and subdued on an interstate by a state trooper as The Mangy Werewolf was trying to pirate another vehicle for his escape.
See the amazing aerial footage of the pursuit of The Mangy Werewolf and Badwig Girl and Jackson’s account of his narrow escape at the link provided below. Also find the link to the official charging documents listing the 46 felony counts Sullivan is facing for his crime spree, in addition to a new count of sex trafficking of a minor. True to form, Jackson’s turning into a short story “When Life Imitates Art: My Crazy Adventures With The Mangy Werewolf and Badwig Girl.”