In an Alabama resort town of Mentone Hayward Bissel was hurtling down the highway in a Lincoln town car. A 400 hundred pound madman on a murder rampage. He rammed the pickup truck of Don and Rhea Pirchand then lured Don on to the road,running him down with his car.
He next targeted the home of James and and Sue Pumphrey. After stabbing James in the stomach, Bissell was thwarted by two family dogs, who gave their lives to protect their owners.Their sacrifice bought the Pumphrey's enough time to get a gun to scare off Bissell who didn't know the weapon was inoperable.
When Bisssel was finally stoppped, police discovered he wasn't alone. Occupying the passenger seat beside him the mutilated, partially dismembered body of his pregnant girlfriend.