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Thursday, May 31, 2007


A new father and his friend wanted their balloons back.

Family members of Brad Freeman of London, Ky., put out balloons to welcome the birth of Freeman's new baby when some neighborhood boys stole them.

Freeman and his friend Shawn Asher didn't take the theft lightly and went to the home of Charles Murphy and his 14-year-old son on Monday to retrieve the balloons.

An argument ensued and Murphy hit Asher in the head with a pipe. Then Murphy's son got into the act and hit Asher as well with a metal baseball bat, leaving him in serious condition.

Turns out Murphy and his son were charged with first-degree assault.

Moral of story: Don't mess with buffoons over balloons...
Or a volatile dad whose son has a metal baseball bat!

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Anonymous Papa Clampett said...

Some how this bahavior coming out of Kentucky does not surprise me.
It sounds like the Hatfield's and McCoys redux.
Congrats on the new baby, Jed!!!

Thu May 31, 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

give em 20 years in the can!

Thu May 31, 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous not my kid said...

children never stop causing you problems!

Thu May 31, 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

now that was a serious Asher kicking...

Thu May 31, 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

nothing worse than angry clowns.. (well, there are some worse things I suppose...)like, angry clowns with metal bats...

Thu May 31, 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is almost as bad as my neighbor's 3-year-old telling my other (grown up) neighbor that he would "cut his throat with a poopy cracker." I guess the key word here and to describe this story is "cracker."

Thu May 31, 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Jacob Morris said...

They all need to get a life-I feel sorry for the new member of the family-maybe with luck he will run away - if not he will grow up just as immature

Sun Jun 03, 03:52:00 PM  

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