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: A punch in the face of justice

Rock Hill, South Carolina

On Tuesday, October 2 of 2012, 30-year old Lamarcus Williamson was in the middle of a pretty bad day. Being in court is never fun, but Lamarcus' turn in front of a judge was about as bad as it could get; having already pleaded guilty to assault, robbery, and drug charges, he was now waiting to hear the severity of his punishment.

When the judge handed down the maximum 15-year sentence, Lamarcus promptly turned and slugged his lawyer in the face. You can witness the one punch beat down for yourself in the video embedded below.

As you can imagine, his attorney was shocked to be on the receiving end of an assault from a handcuffed client. But there's a bit more to the story that made this attack the mother of all sucker punches.

For starters, the man on the receiving end of Lamarcus' fists, Dan Hill, wasn't even the guy's regular lawyer; he was just there to help out a fellow colleague. To make things even worse, the day that Mr. Hill accepted what ended up with the worst court room morale support position in history also happened to be his 58th birthday.

"This sort of crap never goes down at Chuck E Cheese."

Dan Hill did not suffer any injuries besides a swollen lip and sore jaw (and a total ruining of his special day).

Lamarcus Williamson had six months added onto his 15-year prison sentence for contempt of court. 

 ...along with a loss of the ability to use
"C'mon, it's my birthday..." as an excuse to get anything. 

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