Several days ago, there was an incident involving Quinten Naugler and his now-infamous chariot.
Here he is.
NOTE: You will notice, I’m sure, that I am breaking one of my rules. They are my rules. I can break them if I want to.
I am talking about Quinten Naugler here. Quinten is 16.
But Quinten Naugler was involved with a local resident in a bit of a kerfuffle and that local resident, along with two other locals, is being trashed and criticized and lied about. I do not know if Nicole is simply manufacturing this stuff or if Quinten lied to Nicole about what happened. I just know that there are a lot of lies being told.
So, I am going to talk about it, and to do that, I need to clarify who I’m talking about and the hell with it.
Quinten had a chariot. It was a contraption, as you can see, that he jerry-rigged in typical Naugler fashion and used to ride up to the nearby store to get stuff.
On July 3, in the early afternoon, he did exactly that, and not only he went, but another child (I don’t know which one) rode with him on another bike.
A local resident, whose home is located right on the main road not far from the store, was riding as a passenger in a car driven by a relative and returning to her home.
Quinten and his sibling were riding on the wrong side of the road, facing traffic. The younger child was riding back and forth, weaving through the yellow lines in the center of road, paying no attention at all.
A Mustang was ahead of the resident’s car, and nearly hit the younger child. The resident’s car, which was slowing to make the turn into the driveway, nearly hit Quinten and his chariot because the chariot came off the bike and he swerved into their path. Had they not been slowing to turn, he would have been hit.
As you can imagine, this near tragedy unnerved everyone. I am quite certain that includes Quinten Naugler.
The resident yelled at him and he immediately pulled a machete from his now unhitched chariot, waved it around, put it down and then came over to her property. A conversation ensued.
The police were called. An officer came. He helped Quinten put his chariot together again and sent him and his sibling home.
Everyone concerned is glad that he and his sibling were not killed or injured. Everyone concerned understands that heated words can occur when something like this happens.
After Quinten left, apparently Joe came to the house in the van and did his typical Naugler recording thing without pulling into the driveway or confronting the resident. This was repeated at least one other time.
But what follows here is what I object to quite a bit and this is what has prompted me to talk about this and break my rule.
Nicole has turned this incident into something where Linda Sneed, somehow in cooperation with Al Wilson, convinced this local resident to run Quinten off the road so he would nearly be killed. Because it’s just so easy to talk a perfect stranger into committing attempted homicide simply as a favor.
Accusing a person falsely of attempted homicide or of plotting to commit homicide is libel. Nicole needs to understand this. Quinten needs to understand this.
As I’ve said, I do not know if Nicole just made this shit up, or if Quinten told her a whopper, but the resident had no idea at all who in the hell Quinten Naugler was or what the hell he was talking about when he started telling her she didn’t know who she was dealing with.
She was aware of the “off-grid” family, but only vaguely. She didn’t recognize the name “Naugler” at all. She was not enlisted by Linda Sneed.
I have been in touch with her but only after the fact and only to obtain information and her permission to use it. I found out about this incident from Al Wilson, but he didn’t know this resident either.
Remember, this is a small rural county. The resident told a friend who told a friend and that’s how it got to Al. By then, Nicole was pissing bullshit and dragging both his name and Linda Sneed’s into it (and contacting Linda’s employer), so he felt justified in doing some legwork to find out what the real story was.
But you see, what we have is he said/she said. Quinten says whatever it is he told his parents. The resident says what I have recorded above.
And from that, Nicole is now demanding an apology.
Oh, you do, do you? You expect a public apology.
Here you go.
Voice: Is that a threat?
Quinten: No, that is not necessarily a threat, because not only do you have proof when you record something, but that’s, that’s just much easier than arguing with somebody.
Voice in the background: Keep it on him.
Quinten: Oh yes, it’s saved us from the sheriff, but it saved us from everybody else that went after us.
Voice: So it is a threat.
Quinten: No, it’s not technically a threat, it’s saying [car goes by and makes too much noise to hear]
Voice: So you take out a machete over there, you take out a machete, and then you walk over onto my property
Quinten: That wasn’t a machete. That was my knife for safety reasons. If a wolf comes out of the woods and attacks me, I need to have something. . .
Voice: You’ve come to me on my property and you’re telling me that that cops can’t touch you. . .
Quinten: I’m not on your property.
Voice: and that, and that it’s not a threat but not to mess with your family.
Quinten: You can attack my family online [continues talking but not discernable]
Voice: I’m not – I don’t do that, that has nothing to do with that.
Voice: You almost caused a wreck.
Quinten: I almost caused a wreck, yes, but I apologized, and if you can’t take an apology, then that’s your own problem.
Voices: Yeah, apologies can’t save lives, though, dear
Quinten: Oh, yes, they can.
Voices: No they can’t [Children laughing, and hushed up]
Quinten: . . .[unclear] recording. . .
Voice: So you step on my property and say not to mess with your family, the sheriff can’t touch you
Quinten: No, I’m not saying the sheriff can’t touch us. He can’t touch us without. . .
Voice: You just did.
Quinten: any probable cause or without any causes at all. He pulled us over two years ago for no reason. Not only did he throw me in the back of the cop car for no reason, but he threw my brother into the back of the cop car for no reason. The next morning, my parents were forced to give, give all the rest of of my brothers and sisters into custody. Why? Because somebody said that we were stealing water from them. Just, just like that. Like we were stealing water from them.
Not only do we have recorded permission from them that they let us get water from them for our animals, but we have them actually saying it on video because we record everything. Yes. Record all you want. Yes. It saves us.
I would suggest that the Naugler parents have a little talk with their son about several things.
First, about the rules of the road. You ride a bicycle on the same side of the road facing the same direction as the traffic. It is not safe to ride in the other direction on the opposite side of the road. It is not safe to ride in the center of the road, period.
Second, everyone doesn’t know the Naugler family and everyone isn’t following their saga. Everyone is not out to get them, but Nicole and Joe are raising paranoid kids. Walking up to perfect strangers and saying, “Do you know who I am” is simply not acceptable behavior in the real world.
Third, Nicole and Joe need to level with their children about why they were taken by CPS two years ago. It was not about stealing water, and Nicole and Joe know it. It began because Joe was behaving inappropriately towards a minor girl. That’s what it was about. But the ultimate reason the children were taken was because their living conditions were totally inappropriate to the point that a garden shed was a drastic improvement.
There are several things I want to say about this.
First, “he certainly didn’t threaten anyone with it” is simply Nicole’s opinion. She was not there. She didn’t report what happened accurately in the first place, so why should anyone believe her take on it now?
No, Quinten did not walk across the road waving the machete around. He waved it around long enough for everyone watching him to see that he had it, then laid it down and walked across the road. That might be seen more as bravado than as a threat, but it was nasty behavior nonetheless.
It was nasty enough and threatening enough that these folks, who didn’t know Quinten Naugler from Adam, felt like they needed to record what ensued. I bet they don’t go around with a cell phone attached to their hand the way Nicole and Joe do. To record like this, they felt threatened.
The video shows my son apologizing for the unfortunate incident. . .
Oh, so now it’s an “unfortunate incident.”
Let me refresh your very faulty memory, Nicole.
What about the accusations above? What about Linda Sneed conspiring with this person to have her attempt to kill your son? What about Al Wilson’s role in all this? What about it?
Now it’s an “unfortunate incident.”
After you’ve accused people of attempted fucking homicide, Nicole, you are looking at a video of your son that you didn’t think would surface showing him apologizing for being the cause of the “unfortunate incident.”
So what happened to the attempted homicide?
Frankly, I think you’re the one that owes this woman, Linda Sneed and Al Wilson an apology. And while you’re at it, you need to march your very fat belly up to Linda Sneed’s place of employment and apologize to her employers for accusing her falsely.
By the way, if you think that Quinten’s behavior in this video is “decent and respectful,” your children are in for a world of hurt. He’s actually being an argumentative asshole. He’s not ranting and raving like Joe would do, or screeching like you do, but he’s not “decent and respectful.”
I want to see that apology. Crow tastes terrible, I know. I’ve had to eat a plateful a few times myself, but you feel way better after you do.
You can do this. Get some soda to wash it down. Hold your nose. Take a big bite. Chew. Swallow.