FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) Aaron Shoemaker, 36, allegedly took a piece of heavy equipment and began driving it along the Richardson Highway. During the event, Shoemaker posted images of his actions on the Facebook page for his chiropractic practice.
According to Alaska State Troopers, Shoemaker was jailed after he was found in a dumpster. AST found the abandoned compacter stuck in the mud near a pond. Shoemaker was taken to Fairbanks Correctional Center and charged with car theft in the very first degree and criminal mischief in the first degree.
Shoemaker, the sole chiropractic doctor at Advanced Chiropractic in Fairbanks, had actually been posting puzzling messages on his companies Facebook page in the days leading up to the occurrence.
Alaska State Trooper Barry Cebulski said that he couldn't speak to any type of problems, however did state there was something triggering some sort of imbalance which it is most likely safe to say that was not the way he generally behaves. Cebulski said that anyone who suspects a liked one might be handling psychological, substance or health problems should seek help before police requires to be involved.
“Waiting until the last minute to where it's now a police particular issue that might have been prevented, our choice is for it to be handled by the family to connect to one of those local resources.” Cebulski stated.
He stated there is help available from locations like the Behavioral Health Center and Adult Protective Services. He included that even if somebody can't think about who to call, they can call the Troopers who can send them in the best instructions.
Cebulski also motivated anyone who is handling their own mental health issues to connect for help.
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