Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Party Farting Leads to Homicide

We follow criminal flatulence pretty closely here at FirstNerve.

We’ve written about fart-induced rage, but it was displayed by a prisoner whose cellmate kept letting them rip. We’ve even covered fart-related stabbings before: Remember Jose Braule Ramirez? He took offense at the gas-passing of his companion in a motel room in Waco, Texas, and attacked him with a knife.

But this story from Bristol, Connecticut is unique: it was the farter who got enraged. Ken Byron of The Hartford Courant has the details:
Police: Derision Over Flatulence Was Stabbing Motive

A 21-year-old city man charged with stabbing four people at a party Saturday night, killing one, told investigators he became enraged because people were criticizing him for passing gas, police said.  [. . .]

Police say Higgins got into an argument with another person at the party, Stacy Buccheri, who chastised him for being flatulent. Witnesses told police that Buccheri slapped Higgins, who smashed a beer bottle and then stormed out of the apartment.

He returned about 45 minutes later, police said, and attacked several people on a porch with knives, including all four who were wounded.
This chain of events make no sense anywhere along the way. Who farts at a party? How loud or ripe does your party farting have to be that you get slapped by a girl? And why stab a bunch of people but not her?

The mind boggles.

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