Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What The Hell Wednesday - Tater Tussle

Each and every one of us has had an argument or two with a loved one, but never, ever, ever have I heard of an argument like the one below escalating  into a situation involving police. Come on people. How about some basic conflict management here?

Spud Spat Spurs Mother-Daughter Skirmish

Port Clinton, OH - Sheriff's deputies went to the mother's West Harbor Road home Thursday morning, where a woman said she and her daughter got into a fight over cooking a potato for a family member, a deputy's report said.

The woman said her daughter spit in her face and punched her in the arm, and she suffered two "superficial" scratch marks that emergency crews treated at the scene.

The daughter told deputies her mother threatened her with a 9-inch scrub brush, so she had no choice but to grab her mom's arm to avoid being struck. A male relative in the home confirmed the mother "held the brush in a threatening manner," the report said.

The man told deputies the women kept arguing after the fight, so he went to bed. Deputies chose not to charge either woman.

Soooo, this happened in the morning, did it? Then why was this a fight about a potato and not an egg? Oh!?! You say it was like morning as in just after midnight morning? I am sure they were both quite sober. Then again, if you are trying to snack at that time, couldn't you find something a little easier to cook? Who gets the baked potato munchies anyway.

But back to my original statement. Why did someone bother to call in the police? They didn't even pull hair. It was a battle of well chewed finger nails and a 9-inch scrub brush....or should that be a DEADLY 9-inch scrub brush that witnesses say was being brandished in a "threatening manner". I don't know about you, but that sounds very scary. You've seen the damage a scrub brush can do to left over food....YIKES! Those things could clean you to the bone.

While this story makes for great WTHW fodder, I do believe our American police forces have better things to do with their time and REAL crimes to follow up on. I really would understand if these men in blue just walked away from the entire scene saying nothing more than "What the Hell?"


Brian Miller said...

insane dude...the 8 inch scrub brush? maybe she was trying to get her to take a bath....gotta love these calls....

Me said...

Well, come on! Someone messes up making my spuds? I'd do more than just *threaten* with a scrub brush. Hahahaha...

Seriously, though. Who are these people and why are there so darn many of them?!?

the walking man said...

Maybe she was just trying to get the kid to brush her teeth so she could make the hash browns in peace.

Deb said...

Mmmmm good thinking TWM - hash browns.

That's right. I have nothing insightful to add to this story other than, I want mah' taters!

Tabor said...

I hate that my tax money is wasted on this silliness.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Haven't you heard? Scrub brushes can KILL!!!

LOL!!! (Cough, cough)

Wow, just wow.

These people were born to make me seem more normal, you know? :)

Hope you and yours are happy and well, MM!!

Marla said...

Again, like I said, Aunt Bea would have known what to do.