Authorities: Missouri man drove 1,200 miles to Brooklyn in botched attempt to kill wife’s boyfriend

Carol D'Auria
December 21, 2019 - 11:57 am

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Authorities say a jealous husband drove from Missouri to Brooklyn to take out his estranged wife’s new boyfriend.

Rusty Lloyd was arrested after he made the cross-country trip armed with a mask, a box of zip ties, duct tape and a gun, prosecutors say.

It all started a few months ago when his wife told him she had to leave Missouri to take care of her sick mother. Weeks later she phoned him to say that their relationship was kaput.

The Daily News reports that Lloyd tracked his wife down to Brooklyn and made the 18-hour, 1,200-mile drive from Blue Springs, Missouri, to her boyfriend’s home in the Mill Basin neighborhood.

Once he got there, prosecutors say he banged on the door and said, “I’ll kill you” and “Let me in.”

He then allegedly pointed a gun at the new boyfriend and the boyfriend’s brother, but when he tried to fire the gun, it jammed, prosecutors say.

Lloyd took off, but his wallet was found near the scene and he was arrested a short time later, according to prosecutors.

Lloyd’s attorneys told the Daily News he was armed with a cigarette lighter, not a gun and that he is “not a would-be killer.”

He is being held on a $25,000 bail and faces charges of attempted murder, attempted assault, attempted burglary and menacing.

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