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Man Arrested after Harassing Couple in Car He Thought was an Alien Spaceship
BRYANT, AR - A Bryant man was arrested after police say he followed a couple around town harassing and threatening them because he thought the car was a spaceship and the driver was an alien.
The driver of the car was nervous enough to call police and feel threatened to the point he considered the concealed carry weapon he had with him.
The man arrested was James Bushart, 44.
When police stopped Bushart, he was found with meth, a pipe used to smoke meth and charged with DWI and Disorderly Conduct.
According to the police report, the officer conducting the traffic stop and field sobriety test says he was shaky and talking to himself throughout.
What the victim, Jay Ward, seems to think caused the problem was the car he was driving; a Plymouth Prowler.
He says Bushart followed he and his girlfriend around Bryant, at one point pulling in front of them at a stop, all the while making threatening gestures and demanding the "alien take his spaceship back to where they came from."
"That was my biggest problem with what was going on was how upset he was. I guess in reference to the vehicle was the only thing I could think," Jay explained. "I was a little upset about that mostly because I also had a passenger with me that was concerned for her safety as well."
According to the police report Bushart claimed he was curious about the car because "it looked like a futuristic machine." At one point he also told police that "he was a very big deal and had 100,000 Asian flowers."
The victim here says he's glad it didn't escalate any more than having to call police.