Published on June 27th, 2012 | by Ivan Ciano0
Humour: Proof that wasabi CAN be used as a weapon!
A recent case where a 22-year-old man doused jeans with spicy condiment and threw it at his girlfriend’s face
Let’s face it: Seeing couples arguing in public places is always an awkward and uncomfortable scene (unless the exchange is actually entertaining). In this case, a couple that started having a verbal spat escalated to the point that after leaving a bar where they were occupying, he physically attacked his girlfriend … with the assistance of some wasabi.
John McGuinness, 22, was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (yes, wasabi counts as a dangerous weapon).
The couple had been hanging at the Fox Hole Bar in Osterville, Ma., watching a Boston Celtics game. According to The Cape Cod Times, the victim was driving McGuinness home when she received a text message from another man. This allegedly infuriated her boyfriend who, in retaliation, later texted that he was going to throw out a pair of $200 jeans that she had left at his house.
When she arrived back at McGuinness’ residence, she found him outside, carrying her jeans, but there was something a little different about them: They were completely covered in wasabi sauce (In all honesty, who actually owns enough wasabi to be able to literally cover a pair of jeans?) The victim’s boyfriend then forced down her car window and nabbed her cell phone, which led to her getting out of the car to retrieve her handheld device that was the cause of this entire situation.
At this moment, the victim’s loving boyfriend threw the wasabi-doused jeans into her face, getting the spicy condiment into her eyes. As she fled and tried to take it out of her eyes and clear her vision, McGuinness then dumped out some more of the sauce into her car (seriously, why did he own so much wasabi?).
Police arrested McGuinness in the early hours of Friday morning, and he is expected to attend a pretrial court hearing on July 12.
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