A Letter to My Dog, Half Pint

This last year may have been the worst one of my life, but at least I've got the world's two greatest dogs by my side to help me stagger into 2018. Today's post features a letter to Half Pint. Benjamin will be getting a letter later this week--he'd never let me hear the end of it, otherwise. Also, this posts features a lot of short video clips of Half Pint being silly. Since I apparently can't do anything right these days, they are exclusively shot in vertical mode. Please accept my apologies (and cut me some friggin' slack).

Weird Crime: Bacon so good it'll make you slap your mamma

(photo @ wikipedia)

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

On a cold December day in 2011, 19-year-old Christopher Rougeau decided to treat himself to a nice big plate of bacon. While even many vegetarians would salivate at the thought of such a delicious meal (even if they won't admit it), Christopher should have found something else to eat that day; his mother had bought the meat to prepare as part of a special breakfast for later in the week.

When she returned home to find her son chowing down on all of the crispy goodness, she began to berate him for his thoughtlessness. Rather than feeling guilty or contrite, however, Christopher instead responded by pushing his mother to the ground and grabbing her by the throat. He also disabled the phone she was trying to use to call the police for help. (I'm going to assume that "disabled" most likely means "hurled against the wall.")

Nine months later, Christopher's attorney was happy to report that he and his mother had repaired their relationship...which is probably a good thing, since Chris doesn't seem like the type of guy that keeps friends for very long. In addition to another assault on his mother in June of 2011, he is facing three felony counts of vandalism for attacking his girlfriend's car: Kicking the door, attempting to pull off the windshield wipers, and jumping on the hood while kicking in the windshield.

So basically, he reenacted the last few 
minutes of Michael Jackson's video for 'Black or White.'

Despite Christopher's claims that he was jumping on the hood of his (now) ex-girlfriends' car to escape an attempt by her to run him over, the fact that he has a history of beating up his own mom inclines me to believe that this was not the case.

As far as the bacon inspired assault is concerned, Christopher Rougeau pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery and felony witness intimidation. He is currently serving a six month prison sentence for violating his probation (which he received during the first attack against his mother). 

A judge continued the case involving Christopher's ex-girlfriend without a finding of guilt...provided that he attend a batterer's program and refrain from physically assaulting her or his mother again.

"I don't think that's too much to ask."

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