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February 9, 2006 4:51 PM   Subscribe

Man kills jealous boyfriend with coffee mug. This is from my local paper (see also stoner busts self). Just to show you the kind of interesting stuff that goes on here in Utah...(more inside)
posted by punkbitch (44 comments total)

 
maybe I'll get reprimanded for turning this into an askme-like forum, but what the hell...doesn't this seem like a classic case of self defense?
posted by punkbitch at 4:51 PM on February 9, 2006


guy brought a knife to a mug fight.
posted by puke & cry at 5:00 PM on February 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


I don't think it's clear that it was self-defense. One of the main witnesses said he never saw the knife, plus "Assistant Salt Lake County Attorney Clark Harms declined to say whether investigators recovered a knife used by Barber."
posted by D.C. at 5:03 PM on February 9, 2006


Heh "Drug Free Zone".
posted by delmoi at 5:17 PM on February 9, 2006


A friend of mine bit her ex-boyfriend while he was holding her down and beating her. She got charged with domestic assult, and not him.
posted by delmoi at 5:18 PM on February 9, 2006


I got mugged once. It was awful.
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:20 PM on February 9, 2006


Anybody have a picture of the mugshot?
posted by billysumday at 5:24 PM on February 9, 2006


dude...all i can imagine is that scene from Chronicles of Riddick where Vin Deisel kills that inmate with a coffee mug. The only part of the movie which was awesome.
posted by Doorstop at 5:26 PM on February 9, 2006


Anybody have a picture of the mugshot?

Yeah, it's on Smoking Mug.
posted by 327.ca at 5:26 PM on February 9, 2006


Wow, best of web!

Amazing!

Where do you find this stuff?
posted by caddis at 5:31 PM on February 9, 2006


Ah yes, there's nothing cooler than Vin Deisel sticking a coffee mug through a guys head.
posted by puke & cry at 5:32 PM on February 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


Where do you find this stuff?

Lemme guess... Obscure Store?
posted by Manhasset at 5:34 PM on February 9, 2006


guy brought a knife to a mug fight.

I can't stop laughing.
posted by stavrogin at 5:39 PM on February 9, 2006


My first thought was: aren't the coffee cups in East Jordan too tiny to kill someone with? Or even the ones in Syria, for that matter?
posted by longsleeves at 5:40 PM on February 9, 2006


Here in Utah, as opposed to somewhere else?
posted by artifarce at 5:48 PM on February 9, 2006


Bug mug plug.

This senseless tragedy would have never happened in Provo: Postum mugs are not lethal unless there's Postum inside them.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 6:10 PM on February 9, 2006


Ban coffee mugs!

The weird thing is an eerily similar thing happened to me once years ago. Kind of. A "Garfield" mug and a case of mistaken identity. And nobody died, thank goodness. Let me just say that smacking a dude upside the head with a coffee mug is not, I repeat, NOT like in the movies. It doesn't shatter and the fight merrily continues. It goes CLUNK and hurts like hell.

That somebody died after this does not surprise me at all.
posted by tkchrist at 6:15 PM on February 9, 2006


C'mon people. Riddick killed that guy with a *teacup*.
posted by beth at 6:26 PM on February 9, 2006


ah fuck. you're right.
posted by puke & cry at 6:35 PM on February 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


That's not a knife. This is a knife!
No it's not, it's a coffee mug.
Ahh ya got me there - but I see you've played knifey muggy before!
posted by pieisexactlythree at 6:36 PM on February 9, 2006


In Russia, mug doesn't kill you, you kill mug!!!!!
posted by Debaser626 at 6:43 PM on February 9, 2006


The weird thing is an eerily similar thing happened to me once years ago. Kind of. A "Garfield" mug and a case of mistaken identity.
posted by tkchrist at 6:15 PM PST on February 9 [!]

No, the weird thing is that you and I live in the same city, and I was smacked on the noggin a few years ago with a Garfield mug. Also a case of mistaken identity, supposedly. Spoooky.
posted by onegreeneye at 6:44 PM on February 9, 2006


Who is this Garfield mug wielding menace?
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 6:46 PM on February 9, 2006


No, the weird thing is that you and I live in the same city, and I was smacked on the noggin a few years ago with a Garfield mug.

That struck me as weird, too, until I saw you are in Seattle. I mean, that must happen there, what, every few hours?
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:50 PM on February 9, 2006


It's why Starbucks uses paper cups.
posted by onegreeneye at 7:09 PM on February 9, 2006


Why is everybody mad about the cups?
posted by swell at 7:45 PM on February 9, 2006


Why is everybody mad about the cups?

Ah, swell, thanks for the memories!
posted by ericb at 8:14 PM on February 9, 2006


What a waste of coffee!
posted by easternblot at 8:16 PM on February 9, 2006


From the "stoner busts self" link:

"Officers called the teen and asked him to come to the police station to identify his pot. He did and was promptly arrested."

Is anybody really this stupid?
posted by davy at 8:46 PM on February 9, 2006


Hrm. Tonight on the news they played this 911 call:

Stoner: Um....I can't find my pot. This guy sold me some weed and its lost in the couch somewhere.

Stoner: Could you guys...at least bring the dogs over to find it?

911 Operator: ....
posted by Atreides at 9:01 PM on February 9, 2006


Is anybody really this stupid?

Well, there was the guy that tried to sell coke to a police officer while he was in uniform and in a marked police car.
posted by puke & cry at 9:41 PM on February 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


Pfft.
Syrofoam cups can kill an entire planet.
Top that.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:16 PM on February 9, 2006


I just gotta say this: they're charging the guy with first degree murder is premeditated. If I'm on the jury, are you going to ask me to believe that a guy planned to kill somebody with a coffee mug?
posted by spock at 10:24 PM on February 9, 2006


Did anyone else notice the "Polygamy" subsection on the right? Like CNN's "Politics" section?

hahaha gotta love it.
posted by KantoKing at 10:39 PM on February 9, 2006


Why do mugs hate America?

By the way, I am waiting for the thread that consists of nothing at all but variations of the hundreds of mefi in-jokes.

Oh, by the way, I for one welcome our murderous mug overlords.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:31 PM on February 9, 2006


AZ: It happened ages ago I think - about the fourth vibrating broom post.
posted by i_cola at 4:51 AM on February 10, 2006


Ah no...it was the umpteenth Get Your War On post. Turned into one of the best threads evar. Them were t'days. You could leave the front door open & it were all fields round here y'know...
posted by i_cola at 4:59 AM on February 10, 2006


Huh, I hadn't noticed the polygamy section, but this article is a little frightening (neither about Utah or Mormons, sorry).
posted by artifarce at 6:59 AM on February 10, 2006


Man kills jealous boyfriend with coffee mug

This title is a little misleading in the Brokemug Mountain sense.
posted by dgaicun at 7:09 AM on February 10, 2006


"I just gotta say this: they're charging the guy with first degree murder is premeditated. If I'm on the jury, are you going to ask me to believe that a guy planned to kill somebody with a coffee mug?"

He could've copied it from The Grifters, where a guy's neck was opened by a water glass. You know, "accidentally on purpose."

(Then again, I hope the prosecuter's team ain't reading this; the corpse sounds like he needed killing.)
posted by davy at 7:10 AM on February 10, 2006


puke & cry for the win!
posted by signalnine at 7:24 AM on February 10, 2006


Man kills jealous boyfriend with coffee mug

This title is a little misleading in the Brokemug Mountain sense.


*dies laughing*
posted by jokeefe at 9:56 AM on February 10, 2006


No, the weird thing is that you and I live in the same city, and I was smacked on the noggin a few years ago with a Garfield mug. Also a case of mistaken identity, supposedly. Spoooky.

I am soooooo sorry. I thought you were trying to break in to that chicks house - not crawling around trying to find the hose spigot in the dark. We had no idea your carport was on fire. You really should have said something earlier. Like "FIRE" or something.
posted by tkchrist at 5:02 PM on February 10, 2006


tkchrist: My beaning was via a girl convinced that I was another girl, one who apparently didn't find mug girl's boyfriend effete. They guy being prosecuted should've used a similar mug for that embarrassing "Kabong!!" sound without fatality.
posted by onegreeneye at 12:42 PM on February 12, 2006


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