Troopers Taser gunman they say stormed DMV office Tuesday, Mar 23 2010, 2:31 pm Staff Reports FULL STORY: SHELBY — A gunman stormed into the Shelby DMV and Highway Patrol office on Dixon Boulevard Tuesday morning after chasing another man inside, authorities said. Troopers said the two men had been involved in an earlier wreck sometime after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Moss Lake exit off U.S. 74. After the rear-end collision, the gunman got out of his truck and pointed his gun at the other man, troopers said. The suspect, Todd Allen, 45, of Clover, S.C., is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, resisting a public officer, assault by pointing a gun, possession with a weapon on state property, armed to the terror of the public and reckless and careless driving, according to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Web site. His bond is set at $10,000 secured. The other man, Gary Long, 49, of Dallas, fled the scene and raced to the Highway Patrol office in Shelby, troopers said. Allen chased the victim into the office, which also houses the DMV. Long asked DMV officers for help as Allen, in possession of a handgun, began to yell, troopers said. “We hear the commotion, the yelling and screaming,” said Trooper Phillip Glover. “I have never known anyone to chase a person in here with weapon into a patrol office.” Tasered A small group of people fled the lobby and troopers from the next office entered and commanded Allen to get down on the ground. Allen did not comply and reached for his gun, holstered on his waist, when troopers Tasered him, Glover said. “He went down to the ground and we secured him,” Glover said. “We were blessed that there were not that many people here today. He (suspect) was on a mission to get that issue resolved.” Glover said the DMV office is usually busy at that time and it was unusual that four troopers were in the office and not on the road. He said they were fortunate to have that many officers on hand. “Running into a building with a rage, that’s serious business,” Glover said. “It was road rage that he kept the entire time.” ‘Sniper’ Allen, troopers said, had a South Carolina concealed weapon’s permit. “Once you come on state property it is not valid anymore,” Glover said. Shelby resident Beth Bailes had an eerie feeling Tuesday morning before heading to the driver’s license office. She decided to wait a bit before going to the office. “I was freaked out,” Bailes said as she pulled into the parking lot. “They were just searching the truck. I know I saw a handgun.” Bailes said she didn’t understand what happened but an officer told her the office was closed. Bailes came back an hour later to get her license renewed and found out what happened. Bailes read a sticker on the window of the brown Ford F-250 truck that officers said Allen drove. “Sniper – No need to run you’ll only die tired…” “What a sticker to have,” she said. http://www.shelbystar.com/articles/license-45548-armed-office.html Possibly a Darwin Award Entrant? Bastard should be very happy he wasn't shot.