Crime

Man With Weird Name Arrested For The Third Time

| by Sheena Vasani
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Officials arrested a Washington man named Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop for the third time in connection with a Feb 1 incident.

The 34-year-old is charged with assaulting two police officers at Evergreen State College, the Daily Mail reports.

Zopittybop-bop-bop, who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, allegedly bit an officer’s finger and tried to stab him with a pen after Zopittybop-bop-bop was caught tearing down fliers.

In 2012, Zopittybop-bop-bop attracted national attention for his name after being arrested on drug charges. He was also arrested in 2013 for similar reasons.

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Zopittybop-bop-bop revealed his reasons for his unusual moniker in a 2012 interview with the Wisconsin State Journal, saying he wanted something “much more fitting” for himself than his original name, Jeffrey Drew Wilschke. He legally changed his name in November 2011.

He said Beezow represents “the explosion of awareness of the interconnectedness of the infinite love in the universe.”

The man’s name has been the subject of many late-night TV show jokes.

"I get that it's funny, but at the same time, this is a very sad situation," his younger sister, Kathryn Wilschke, told the Wisconsin State Journal.

She described her brother as a non-violent man who desires to be emotionally healthy but struggles.

Zopittybop-bop-bop does not agree with the schizophrenia diagnosis and refuses to take medication.

Instead, he says, he is severely depressed and traumatized from sexual and physical abuse he suffered as a homeless man.

"He's an example of both the precise kind of person the support structures in our society are intended to help and the challenges involved in providing those services," said David Saltzman, Zopittybop-bop-bop's court-appointed attorney in 2012.

"At this point, what Beezow appreciates more than anything is a chance to be heard, a chance to be taken seriously as a human being," Saltzman added.

"[People like Zopittybop-bop-bop] really need a person to depend on — a family member, a friend, a case worker, someone," Bonnie Loughran, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Dane County, said. "If they don't have that, it's real easy for them to get lost in the illness."

"I have helped him out as much as I can," Wilschke said.

"I mostly hang out with street hustlers and kids," Zopittybop-bop-bop said.

Sources: Daily MailWisconsin State Journal / Photo Credit: Wisconsin State Journal

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