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Man’s Psychotic Antics After Losing Arm Wrestling Match A Bit ‘Over The Top’

Heh. Over the Top. Sometimes, I even amuse myself. Not very often, mind you.

Moving on from my self-adulation, here’s the story: a 25-year-old man from South Florida had an absolute meltdown after losing an arm rasslin’ match to some other slack-jawed yokel, and went into an absolute violent rage which one doesn’t normally associate with Arm Wrestling, the so-called Sport of Kings. At least I think that’s what people call arm wrestling. I could be wrong.

Via azcentral:

Police say Erick Lee Blanton drove his pickup truck across a lawn, over a mailbox and at several people after losing on Sunday. Witnesses told Fort Pierce police he also drew a rifle and pressed the barrel against the forehead of the man who beat him.

Police arrested Blanton at his home shortly afterward. He faces four counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

It could not be immediately determined if Blanton has an attorney.

Yeah, my guess is Mr. Eric Lee Blanton does not have an attorney on retainer. Just a hunch.

I wonder what could have set him off. A man of Blanton’s presumed refinement and sophistication doesn’t just fly off the handle like that without a good reason. Maybe it had something to do with the custody of his son or something.

Police: Arm-wrestling loss sets off Florida man [azcentral]