You know that annoyingly cute song that purple dinosaur from that popular kids show years ago? The one that you hate to admit you know like the back of your hand? Oh, you know, the one that goes like:
I love you, you love me, we’re a happy family. With a great big hug and a kiss from me to you, won’t you say you love me too?
Yeah, well, it seems that Sheryl Leach, the creator of “Barney and Friends”, has just found herself needing to swallow all of ‘em lyrics whole when her son was arrested recently for murder. Or rather, for attempted murder.
Her 27-year-old son, Patrick Leach, apparently shot an unidentified neighbour in the chest with a large-caliber handgun 9th January. Following which, he was then arrested in Agoura Hills, California. The victim, on the other hand, was taken in critical condition to a nearby hospital and was expected to recover.
According to the LA Country sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore, Patrick allegedly fled in a vehicle after the incident. They found in soon after though, and didn’t think twice before booking him. Patrick was later released in lieu of $1 million bail, which was cause for concern among neighbours.
Whitmore also commented, “We are currently monitoring the situation. We are doing our very best to keep that individual and neighbourhood in our sights”. However, he didn’t reveal the details or the nature of the ongoing dispute between Patrick Leach and his neighbor nor could he say how long the two had been arguing.
Whoops. Shooter on the loose? And it looks like there isn’t much “I love you, you love me”s after all, huh?