Too Big For Court?

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (WOOD) – A Michigan man claiming he’s too large to go to court to face the felony charges says he’s already suffering enough.

“I am living in my own prison system,” said Jeff Klein, 44, who says his health issues have caused his case to remain unresolved for two years. “I am suffering.”

Klein was charged in 2012 after police say he called in a bomb threat to a mobile home community in Cedar Springs. In a phone interview with NBC affiliate WOOD, Klein admitted to the crime.

“I’m very sorry for what I did,” Klein said. “Nowadays it’s serious because everybody is blowing up things. I know this is serious, I’m sorry.”

His attorney Tuesday told the Kent County circuit court judge presiding over the case that his client was bedridden.

Klein is currently hospitalized after becoming ill Wednesday, the same day WOOD captured and aired video of the allegedly bedridden man driving his car down the southeast Grand Rapids street where he lives. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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