Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Weird Crime Wednesday: Getting a leg up in the fight

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Gastonia, North Carolina

On Sunday, June 3 of 2012, 29-year-old Charles Talbert was outside his home when an elderly neighbor in a wheelchair approached him...then things got crazy.  Normally I would take some more time to paint a picture for you, but even after reading the official police report, I honestly have no idea what was the cause of this altercation.

Talbert claims that he and the women were arguing over groceries.  The woman (who has not yet been identified) claims that Talbert had been harassing her for two days...about groceries.  Groceries must be some pretty serious business in Gastonia, because the verbal confrontation very quickly turned into a physical one.

They both claimed that the other one threw the first punch, but things officially got real when the unidentified woman took off her prosthetic leg and began beating the crap out of Talbert with it.


"Yarrr! We called that an old fashioned round house kick back in my day!"

Although Talbert did not sustain any injuries during the attack, he reportedly incurred $300 worth of damage to his eyeglasses and his cell phone (to say nothing of what it did to his pride).

Luckily for Talbert, there were people nearby to assist him in his time of need.  Unfortunately, their attempt to pull the rampaging woman away from him caused her dialysis tube to be pulled out of her neck.

The woman was taken to Gaston Memorial Hospital for treatment. Neither party has attempted to file charges and no arrests have been made.  Charles Talberts' "Man Card," however, is currently under review.