Who is Christopher LaVoie? Man behind ‘4 Days’ reality shows has history of run-ins with police, dubious business ventures. But it’s his latest stunt that is getting him in trouble, after he was caught using a fake gun and a real hostage to carry out his plan.
“I wanted to kill someone. I wanted to kill people. I’m a murderer.”
“I was trying to kill someone at a restaurant,” laughs Christopher LaVoie, 38, who has become something of a celebrity on 4 Days. “I wanted to kill someone at a restaurant. I wanted to kill people. I’m a murderer.”
LaVoie is standing over a table that seems to hold only the remains of a meal. He looks like someone just finished a plateful of food, except his face is covered in blood. He claims that he was holding a gun in the shape of a gun, but not able to fire it.
But just moments earlier, a police officer in a SWAT vehicle — dressed in tactical gear and armed with an AR-15 assault rifle — had entered the scene, just in case LaVoie was carrying out his plot and making a big mistake.
LaVoie, of the Bronx, N.Y., is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, and third-degree reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor. He was arraigned today and is being held on a $75,000 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for September 30th.
As LaVoie stands in prison garb and in handcuffs, his lawyer James J. Brennan Jr. describes his client as an “armed nutter” and an “armed lunatic,” and adds that his client has no history of violence.
But other than the bizarre “4 Days” episode of June 27, 2015, LaVoie has a troubling history in the world of reality TV. Since his debut on “Deadliest Catch” in 2008, he has made a series of gaffe-filled