An advertising executive taken from his burning home after holding his ex-wife hostage in a 13-hour standoff with police was arraigned Wednesday while lying in a Connecticut hospital emergency room.”

Burning home, check. Gunfire, check. Ex-wife held hostage, check. Handcuffed hostage escapes! check. 13-hour police standoff, check. 65 pounds of explosives, check. Arraigned while lying in hospital bed, check. $10 million bail, double-check. Suicide watch, triple-check.

Only an ad guy could possibly pull together a terror campaign such as this. “For whatever reason, he doesn’t want to let go,” he said. “He just doesn’t like someone saying no.” Read the entire sordid tale here. Can you imagine trying to negotiate a buy with this guy?