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: The Leg is Mightier Than The Fist

(photo @ verybadfrong.com)

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

On Sunday, June 16, 2013, 43-year-old Jeffrey Johnson was enjoying an evening ride on his moped (and being free from having to carry a Man Card) along the beautiful South Carolina coastline. His travels were brought to a violent end, however, when a 35-year-old man named Joel Parrish knocked him off of his vehicle and onto the street.

A police report of the incident does not give any motive for why Joel was being such a colossal douche, but whatever his problem was with Jeffrey, it was bad enough that Joel began punching and kicking him and soon as he hit the ground.

To add insult to injury (as well as increase the severity of said injuries), Jeffrey also had a prosthetic leg...which fell off when he was pushed from his moped. Not one to waste a free blunt object, Joel picked it up and began striking Jeffrey with it repeatedly.

One can only imagine the horror that passing motorists much have experienced while witnessing a man get beaten with one of his own appendages (not to mention the fact that Jeffrey would not have been able to stand up and defend himself).

After the attack was over, Jeffrey was able to get himself to a hospital where he received stitches for a laceration above his right eye. He also told the police what happened, which lead to Joel getting well-deserved visit from the Myrtle Beach police department.

At approximately 7:30 AM on Monday, June 17, Joel Parrish was arrested and charged with 2nd degree assault and battery. He is currently being held at the Myrtle Beach Jail while awaiting a bond hearing.

...where I'm sure tough guys like him earn lots of respect
for attacking disabled people with their own prosthetic limbs.

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