Sunday, May 08, 2005

I Wasn't Run Over, I Was Run Through

Swashbuckling is alive and well in New England. Is there something in the water up there?

NASHUA, N.H. -- A man is accused of defending his driving skills by pulling out a sword and popping a tire on another man's car.
Charles O'Neil, 36, was driving slowly on the Henri Burque Highway last Sunday when someone driving behind him became annoyed, honked his horn and passed him, police said. When both vehicles stopped at a light, the two drivers got out and started an argument that ended with O'Neil allegedly pulled out a broadsword with a blade more than three feet long and telling the other driver, "I ought to run you through with this." Police said O'Neil also pierced the other car's tires and then drove off. He's been charged with criminal threatening and criminal mischief.

From the timesunion.


fm_illuminatus said...

Criminal mischief?

BobG said...

Isn'i that ridiculous? You would think he'd be charged with assault or something a little more serious.