||[Aug. 27th, 2004|02:04 pm]
Timo Tolkki Lovers
August 27, 04|
-World News: Finland
-CNN(Reuters) - At 2:30 a.m., just outside of Helsinki, the frontman of the popular power metal band Stratovarius, Timo Tolkki, was arrested for beating elderly women in a drunken rage. It all started when one of the elledged victems "attacked" Tolkki.
Here's what a witness had to say.
Erik Esoterinen: "Well, the group of seniors had just gotten out of the Suomeski Fisk. The man was talking to himself, obviously in some drunken state of mind, struggeling to stay upright. The group of seniors walked past the man, that's when it took a turn for the worst. The man stumbled into the group, knocking down one of the ladies. He apparently thought that she attacked him. And that's when he grabbed the PVC pipe from the ground, and started beating her with it. After he was finished with her he turned on the rest of the group. It was a horrible sight, and it was even worst knowing that I could not help them in anyway, at least if I wanted to live to see tomorrow."
Erik called the local police. They arrived shortly after along with a couple of ambulances. They detained Tolkki using a netgun, due to the recent outlawing of tasers or nighsticks of anysort in Finland. The ambulances were to late to save Ingrid, a 78 year old women all the way from Haapajärvi. The rest of the senior citizens were hospitalized, even if they weren't hurt, just for safe measure.