Three acting students at the University of Hartford were rehearsing a scene in a dorm room on Sunday. And for some reason, they chose a stabbing scene from the Ashton Kutcher movie "The Butterfly Effect".
Only, the one guy ACTUALLY stabbed the other two guys.
It was with a prop knife, but he still did some damage.
He stabbed one guy twice, the other guy five times, and sent him to the hospital.
Then he ran off, hid in the woods, and got arrested.
“The suspect was ‘acting out’ a scene from a movie in which a person [or persons] gets stabbed, at which point he began to stab both victims before fleeing on foot,” Cicero said in a statement police released Sunday night.
Hartford police were called to the university, off Bloomfield Avenue, at 1:19 p.m. Sunday for a report of a person stabbed. When police arrived, they found both victims and quickly identified the suspect they were looking for.
The 19-year-old student is a commuter student, as was the suspect, Jake Wascher, whose local address is listed as Warrenton Avenue in Hartford.
According to his Facebook profile, Wascher enrolled in the university’s Hartt School seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting. He previously attended California State University Fullerton.
Wascher was caught about two hours after the incident when a Hartford officer on the campus perimeter spotted a man who matched a description of Wascher that had been broadcast earlier. The officer spotted Wascher several hundred yards southeast of the campus. When he saw the officer, he ran into the woods, but surrendered after several more officers arrived and ordered him out of the woods, police said.
Major Crimes Division detectives questioned Wascher Sunday afternoon, and he made several admissions to police, officials said. He was held in lieu of $1 million bail and is to be arraigned Monday in Superior Court in Hartford.
Hartford police Crime Scene Division detectives obtained a warrant to search the room where the attack occurred, Cicero said.