Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Kicking It 'Old School'

Only In St. Charles, Missouri (maybe): Wedding brawl ends in arrests

A brawl outside of a wedding reception sent six people to jail.
The incident happened about 9:25 p.m. Saturday night in the parking lot of the Foundry Art Centre, 520 North Main Street on the edge of the historic district in St. Charles.

Police gave this account of the incident:

When officers arrived, Michael A. Williams, 33, was lying on the ground, and another man, James Skaggs, 31, was sitting on top of him, punching him in the face. Police told Skaggs to stop fighting, but he refused, and an officer tased him, causing Skaggs to fall off Williams.

Skaggs' sister, Susan Swim, 35, became upset, and jumped on the back of the police officer. The officer was able to push her off, and she fell on the ground. At one point during the melee, another wedding guest, Joshua Jackson, 20, was hit over the head with a whiskey bottle.

Maybe someone didn't get what they wanted on their gift registry?

Getting hit over the head with a whiskey bottle has got to hurt like a sonofabitch, but what a way to make the paper! Joshua can just sit back and retire after that one.


entropy said...

Hoosier weddings are great! Down it LA (Lower Arnold) they say, "It ain't a wedding 'til somebody gets arrested"....

The Iconic Midwesterner said...

"Hoosier weddings are great!"

Alright, you pass the test...you are INDEED an honest to goodness St. Louisian. :-)

As a friend of mine used to say,"Being a Hoosier isn't just a way of life... it's the lack of a good dental plan."