Feb 25, 2009
Now this story has already gotten its fair share of play this week, but we just couldn't resist piling on. Here are the bullet points:
- Young 16yo lad (pictured) gets to jones'ing for some brewskis, and proceeds to procure a 30-pack of Budweisers.
- Lad's dad discovers this stash and proceeds to take ownership of it.
- Young man objects and demands either the return of the beer or monetary compensation.
- Dad refused both offers.
- Lad stabs Dad in the back with a pen knife.
- Dad drives self to hospital.
- Lad is locked up.
Now, once we get over the somewhat humorous aspect of this incident, there are some rather important questions that need to be asked:
1) Was the Lad in his right to require compensation for his persoanl property; and was Dad obliged to provide it? Or does the fact that the Lad is a minor, under Dad's supervision, negate that requirement? What role does the fact that it is illlegal for a 16yo to possess alcohol play in this matter?
2) What exactly is a Budweiser 30-pack?
UPDATE: our crack research team has uncovered a photo of this new consumer product. It has also learned that there is an easy can-dispensing cut-out on it, which ensure the frosties keep on a coming.
3) Is that a mullet the kid is wearing on his head? I thought those things went out the door with that giy who sang Achy Breaky Heart?