Man claims to form own Indian reservation in property-maintenance dispute
By Bob Blake
The city began receiving complaints about Bowersock's property in the early 1990s and has issued him a succession of orders over the years.
But Bowersock says Lima has no authority to enforce property code regulations on his properties. According to Bowersock, he's an American Indian on his mother's side of the family. Based on that assertion, Bowersock said he seceded from the city, county and state and formed his own Indian reservation.
"I just think what they're doing is prejudiced. I have no objection to doing my part to make this look clean here," Bowersock said. "I do my best, though. As far as shirking my duties, I want to be a good citizen and I am a good citizen. This is terrible on the records to put down that I'm a public nuisance and I object to that."
For a similar con artist, see "Grand Chief" Webber Sent to Jail. For more on the subject, see Self-Identification as an Indian.