Sword-wielding bipolar man in elf costume stabs BMW, fights charges at trial

From Konrad Bass's Facebook page.

From Konrad Bass’s Facebook page.

The Oregonian, May 24, 2015

The woman and her 16-year-old daughter froze in fear.

They were stuck in a traffic jam when a 6-foot-4 man dressed as an elf suddenly climbed onto their BMW, stabbed it with a sword and slashed its tires.

The daughter frantically dialed 911. Other drivers at the Southeast Portland intersection of Seventh Avenue and Morrison Street also called 911 about 7 a.m. on May 13, 2014. They honked. Some drove around the man.

The woman and her daughter eventually were able to drive off, too — just as police arrived and threatened to use a stun gun on the man and he quickly surrendered. He later said he had bipolar disorder, had taken an assortment of mind-altering party drugs and thought he was an elf superhero slaying a monster. Konrad Alden Bass, 31, also known as McKane, was charged with…. Continue reading at OregonLive.com