During an "open forum" at a New Hope City Council meeting last August 11, Kmetz went on a rant in front of city officials. In particular, he blamed the city's attorney for his homelessness and the end of his 45-year marriage.
Though he didn't make the specific nature of his beef clear, Kmetz blamed the prosecutor for taking "everything right down to the money out of the safe for groceries."
"You can get me, but leave my family alone," Kmetz concluded just before council members told him he needed to wrap it up so they could proceed with their meeting. "It's not hard to take a family out, and if you think I'm uncompliant [sic]... I know that, and you think it's a big joke, I know that."