Monday, December 1, 2008

A Christmas Caning

Sorry about the lack of posts over the past few days...been feeling a bit under the weather.

But this story caught my eye courtesy of KCRA in Sacramento.

Let this serve as a warning to those of you thinking of getting your Nog on during the holidays and challenging a few neighbors to a knife fight.

The incident began in Del Paso Heights when Donald Kercell, 49, became drunk and then got angry, Sgt. Norm Leong said.

Kercell grabbed a knife at about 5:45 p.m. and went outside of a residence in the 3600 block of Dayton Street to confront neighbors, police said.

Leong said Kercell swung the knife and went after some people, adding that some of those being chased suffered minor injuries.

A bystander picked up a 2-foot-long candy cane decoration, smacked Kercell with it and disarmed him, Leong said.

When police arrived, they found Kercell sprawled on a lawn.

Kercell was later arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

The person who used the candy cane to beat Kercell was not arrested, authorities said.

I found a great quote about Kercell from the Sacramento Bee in 2007:

Kercell is a 48-year-old resident of Rio Linda. In his youth, he discovered two things. One was that he had a talent for working with concrete. The other was methamphetamine.
The former, coupled with an impressive work ethic, kept Kercell gainfully employed much of the time. The latter put him in prison.

Oh Donald Kercell...will you ever learn?

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