Jun 28 2011
And the bizarre news story of the day award goes to: a guy who was beaten over a bet about urine. A bet about urine? What the hell? Here are the facts:
“In April 2010, Brian Hamedl was playing poker in an all-night game at a Bethlehem Township home when he told Tarboro he had urine stored in his vehicle that Tarboro could use to cheat on a drug test.
They bet $300 on whether Hamedl actually had the urine, and Tarboro eventually demanded the money or the specimen. When Hamedl told him the bet wasn’t serious, Tarboro delivered a beating that sent him to a hospital for four days, police said.
At trial this month, a jury delivered a mixed verdict, finding Tarboro guilty of simple assault, false imprisonment and false reports to police, but acquitting him of more serious charges of robbery and aggravated assault.”
What? Just…what? You bet $300 he didn’t have urine? And you’re now going to jail for it? Good lord, our criminals are getting progressively more ridiculous.
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