Alleged Assault By Amputee Angers Area Authorities
Amputee Oscar “The Notrious” Pistorius (I just made that nickname up – do you notice that it rhymes?), best known for running races on whatever-the-hell those things are attached to his stumps, was arrested for allegedly assaulting a 19-year-old girl at a party he was hosting.
Local media are reporting that Pistorius was arrested Saturday night after he tried to intervene in a lover’s tiff.
The woman had been fighting with her boyfriend outside the house in a golf estate near Pretoria. The South African Press Association reports she later began kicking Pistorius’s front door.
According to his manager, Pistorious intends to release a statement later today regarding the incident. But to be honest, I wouldn’t worry about it too much if I were him – this will all be quickly forgotten when another news cycle begins – stories like these rarely have any legs.
SAfrican amputee runner faces assault charges [The Seattle Times/AP]