Montana Mountain Man Arrested for Trying to Feed Himself, Leaves Judge Speechless
In a packed courtroom, 52-year-old Ernie Tertelgte told the judge "I am a living man protected by natural law and I have the right to forage for food when I am hungry... You are trying to create a fictitious, fraudulent action."
Charged with fishing without a license and resisting the arrest for fishing without a license, Mr. Tertegte ays he's being wrongly prosecuted for trying to feed himself.
(Nov 19, 2013) MANHATTAN, MONTANA - It was a packed courtroom on Tuesday for the hearing of Ernie Tertelgte, a Manhattan man who says he's being wrongly prosecuted for trying to feed himself.
Tertelgte, 52 years old, was arrested on Monday and is accused of fishing without a license and then resisting arrest.
He appeared before the judge via video from the Gallatin County Detention Center, and it was standing room only more than a dozen friends and family members filled the small courtroom.