Saturday, January 29, 2011

Raging BO: The Stinky-Foot Stabber

There’s a lot of this going around lately: a person remarks on another’s BO and BLAMMO! the smellee goes berserk. There was last week’s party farting episode in Connecticut that turned into a homicide, and earlier the Seattle bus rider who got spitting mad when the driver called him stinky.

Now comes another story from Washington state: the sentencing of Dallas Smith, 18, of Monroe for planting a knife in the back of her ex-boyfriend because he had the temerity to say that her feet stank. Curtis Cartier at Seattle Weekly has the play by play:
She’d been drinking at her ex-boyfriend’s house in Monroe and apparently made boisterous claims about her knack at doing back-flips.

But after removing her socks and failing at her first flip attempt, her 19-year-old friend accused her feet of being smelly. 

That’s when things got weird. 

Smith and the man started wrestling, first playfully, then Smith rubbing her socks in his face and punching him. After it got a little too heated, the man walked away and Smith grabbed her coat and went to storm out of the door, but not before she grabbed a kitchen knife and plunged it into his back. 

She took off after that leaving the victim with a knife sticking out, which he left there until police and an ambulance came, a decision that apparently may have saved his life. He recovered despite his punctured lung.
Following Smith’s guilty plea, Snohomish County Superior Court Judge David Kurtz last week sentenced her to a year and three months in prison, which is the minimum for second-degree assault. Judge Kurtz denies that the case is about smelly feet; he says it’s about binge drinking.

FirstNerve politely dissents; we think it’s about both.

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