This may actually be the first case of “arm-wrestling rage.” And this was some serious rage. As reported by The Sun Sentinel:
According to the arrest report, Erick Lee Blanton was visiting a home in the 400 block of Sunrise Drive early Sunday morning when he challenged another man to an arm-wrestling contest and lost. The winner of the match told officers that Blanton then became upset [a gross understatement].
Blanton left the house, got in a red pickup, and allegedly drove it across the lawn and over a mailbox, trying to hit bystanders.
Certainly uncool, but then …
Witnesses told police Blanton also put the barrel of a rifle against the forehead of his erstwhile arm-wrestling opponent.
Yikes. Time to coin a new saying: “If you can’t beat ’em, at least scare the crap out of ’em.” The charges?
…four counts of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon…
Anger management issues?