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Joseph Scott Carter, kidnapping suspect, was senatorial candidate at war with America

The story of a Boulder County kidnapping over the weekend has gotten considerably stranger since the arrest of Joseph Scott Carter for the crime. During a court appearance yesterday, Carter urged the judge to add "levying war against the United States" to his list of crimes. Turns out he's a former senate candidate and self-proclaimed patriot (as he made clear on his bizarre MySpace page) who was busted last year for publicly threatening a co-worker while wearing chain mail body armor.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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