Axes, Hatchets, & Machetes

Bar fight leads to severed hand, assault charges

A blade-fight outside a Texas bar left one man with a severed hand and the other man facing up to 99 years in prison.

From Reuters:

The suspect got into a battle with the other man, who also was carrying a machete, in an incident captured on a security camera that took place over the Halloween weekend in the town about 100 miles (160 km) northeast of Austin.

Once the man’s hand was lopped off, Martinez drove away and bar staff put the severed body part on ice, the Bryan-College Station Eagle newspaper reported.

There was no information available on the condition of the man who lost his hand, it said.

In addition to aggravated assault charges, Martinez faces a charge of “carrying a weapon in a place where alcohol is served”. It reminds me of something I once read in an excellent piece on street holdups.:

“Also if you can not be trusted with a pistol after a few drinks you can’t be trusted with a pistol period. Booze is liquid bad judgment no doubt but it shouldn’t make you into a damn moron. If you are a moron sober I don’t know what to tell you. “

You can’t fix stupid, but you can lock it in prison for several decades.

 

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