A ’24’ Fan Legally Changed His Name To Jack Bauer And Attacked A Cabbie With A Knife

Fandom can be a wonderful thing, like when Taylor Swift surprised her fans with Christmas gifts. Or, in the case of the British man once known as Carl Ennis, it can be utterly terrifying. Like I’m-legally-changing-my-name-to-Jack-Bauer-from-24-so-that-I-can-find-terrorists levels of horror.

According to the Daily Mail, Bauer’s campaign of violence began of a night of heavy drinking (as you do).

Following a night out, he got out of bed shortly after midnight. And when his girlfriend went to see where he was, she found him dressed in combat gear in the lounge, holding a weapon.

Michael Bunch, prosecuting, said: ‘He said: “Would you still love me if I hurt someone and got arrested?” He left the house and it would appear he took with him an extendable baton which had been by the bed and a flick knife.’

So not only did Ennis legally change his name to Bauer, but he also possesses “combat gear” and a “weapon”? Go on.

Bauer, from South Shields, who had no previous convictions, told taxi driver David Pearson he was going to a fancy dress party before attacking him as he drove in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.

Apparently, Bauer adopted the namesake of Kiefer Sutherland’s popular 24 character to “make a fresh start after a family bereavement.” I wonder if Godzilla has already been taken…

(Via Daily Mail)