Man Demands Marriage with Paris Hilton and Pizza During Standoff - as part of the news series by GeoBeats.
SWAT negotiations usually reveal some outlandish demands. A 61 year old man originally from Oregon, Fredrick Denney, held himself hostage in a Belmont, North Carolina hotel room with two demands: marriage to Paris Hilton and a pizza. During the ordeal, one floor of the hotel had to be shut down and Denney even threatened to open fire on police. He was eventually arrested with the aid of pepper spray. Law enforcement agents claim Denney has encountered SWAT teams in previous incidents in other jurisdictions. The man was initially sent to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, but his legal charges now include intoxication and disorderly conduct along with a hefty bail of $90,000.
Several years ago, a man named James Lee was shot after holding hostages at the headquarters of Discovery Channel. His long list of outrageous demands included, “All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants” and “Saving the Planet means saving what's left of the non-human Wildlife by decreasing the Human population. That means stopping the human race from breeding any more disgusting human babies!”.