(Alaska Dispatch News) As he argued with two state troopers who refused to let him go inside his house, Arvin Kangas claimed they were paranoid about him grabbing a gun inside and using it against them.
Arvin had claimed repeatedly that he would rather die than be arrested and go to jail, but he complained that he was the one whose life was at risk.
"You're going to kill me; I'm not going to kill you," he snapped at Sgt. Patrick "Scott" Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich.
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Johnson tried to calm Kangas down, saying he knew weapons were inside and it would be safer if Arvin's wife went in to retrieve his jacket and wallet; Arvin could go to the bathroom in another building as soon as he was arrested.
"Just like you have a wife and kids, I have a wife and kids," Johnson told him after the statement about paranoia. "Just like I want to go home to them at the end of every day. So that being paranoid kind of keeps me alive. I don't know you, Arvin; you're probably a nice guy."