Man accused of tossing Christmas tree...

Man accused of tossing Christmas tree at his dad

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PARRISH, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a west Florida man who lives with his parents has been arrested on a felony assault charge after he used a Christmas tree as a weapon to attack his father.

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yernogood-

“U missed the point and u still”

Since: Oct 08

don't no which way it went

#1 Dec 3, 2008
I often try and strike my father with christmas trees myself. He doesnít like coming to visit me at this time of year. Once I pulled a prickly pine from the ground and threw it at my dad too. I like throwing trees; I have always been interested in the art of tree throwing.
But I donít live with my dad. At 37 you should pretty much be on your own.
abeetz

West Haven, CT

#2 Dec 3, 2008
You shoulda got him that PONY for Xmas when he was 8!

“Let her cry, for she's a Lady”

Since: Apr 08

Let her dream, she's a Child

#3 Dec 3, 2008
Guess it was not like the tree in Charlie Brown's Christmas Special.

Caber Toss comes to mind, maybe he is practicing for the Highland Games?

As Always,
Cherish Your Loved Ones.

“No time like the present”

Since: Jul 08

to make it happen!

#4 Dec 3, 2008
Pixie_Vampyress wrote:
Guess it was not like the tree in Charlie Brown's Christmas Special.
Caber Toss comes to mind, maybe he is practicing for the Highland Games?
As Always,
Cherish Your Loved Ones.
HAHAHAHAHAHAhahahaha....good one!
Matthew

Hanover Park, IL

#5 Dec 3, 2008
What was that John Waters film where Divine beat her parents to death with the tree because she didn't get the "Cha-Cha Boots" she wanted for Christmas?

Since: Aug 08

Houston, TX

#6 Dec 3, 2008
I love how the holidays always seems to bring out the best in us.

“It is what it is”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#7 Dec 3, 2008
A 37 year old man living with his parents is such a loser.They should kick his butt to the curb. Let him live with his peers at a homeless shelter.

Since: Aug 08

Houston, TX

#8 Dec 3, 2008
Hates Living in Akron wrote:
A 37 year old man living with his parents is such a loser.They should kick his butt to the curb. Let him live with his peers at a homeless shelter.
First of all, are there extenuating circumstances? Is he disabled or otherwise handicapped? Is he living with his folks to give them a hand?

Secondly, I think we should all be prepared to hear more and more stories of folks moving back in with Mom and Dad due to this recession.

Just IMHO.
Matthew

Hanover Park, IL

#9 Dec 3, 2008
Topazia wrote:
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First of all, are there extenuating circumstances? Is he disabled or otherwise handicapped?
Physically, he's probably in pretty good shape if he can throw a Christmas Tree at somebody. Mentally, on the other hand ...
JDS

Ormond Beach, FL

#10 Dec 3, 2008
He's on Santa's naughty list.

“New & Improved..”

Since: Oct 07

Formerly From Kenya

#11 Dec 3, 2008
Thank goodness they didn't have to call out the tannan bomb squad..
37 livin' at home...hmmm, I'm thinkin' Malibu Barbie...

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#12 Dec 3, 2008
Throwing a three foot tree nets aggravated assault charges when he didn't even hit his father with it? It seems like there was an over-reaction here, or a few details are missing. This sounds more like attempted assault or simple assault to me. He did pick up the base and try to use it, but...

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#13 Dec 3, 2008
Matthew wrote:
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Physically, he's probably in pretty good shape if he can throw a Christmas Tree at somebody. Mentally, on the other hand ...
Even a disabled child could throw a 3' plastic tree.
auroranorth

Green Bay, WI

#14 Dec 3, 2008
Well there recycling at its best, new saxon do t org

yernogood-

“U missed the point and u still”

Since: Oct 08

don't no which way it went

#15 Dec 3, 2008
And yet another reason why you should get a living tree.

Since: Dec 07

Benton, TN

#16 Dec 4, 2008
Is this the same guy that threw the sandwich at his girlfriend? If so that would explain living with his parents.

Since: Dec 07

Benton, TN

#17 Dec 4, 2008
my son once got arrested for flinging 3 ounces of water on his girlfriend.......

Domestic Assault (with water.......)

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#18 Dec 4, 2008
yernogood- wrote:
And yet another reason why you should get a living tree.
Or not celebrate the sun worshippers' holiday. Dec. 25 is not the aniversary of Christ's birthday, but the celebration of the "rebirth" of the sun. That is 3 days after the winter solstace when mythology believes the sun has "died."

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#19 Dec 4, 2008
yernogood- wrote:
I often try and strike my father with christmas trees myself. He doesnít like coming to visit me at this time of year. Once I pulled a prickly pine from the ground and threw it at my dad too. I like throwing trees; I have always been interested in the art of tree throwing.
But I donít live with my dad. At 37 you should pretty much be on your own.
the way you throw the bull you should be a Paul Bunyan

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#20 Dec 4, 2008
yernogood- wrote:
And yet another reason why you should get a living tree.
seems to me that once you remove the tree from it roots(pun intended) that it isn't a living tree???

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