Tuesday, August 18, 2009

When good games go bad...

So...my family gets kind of frenzied when we play games. Many a time, someone has been brought to tears (myself included) because they were losing and/or being taunted by the other players. I do remain proud, however, that we've never had to bring in the police to settle our disputes...

Man assaults family when UNO game goes bad, police say
By Scott Sherman
The Salt Lake Tribune
Updated:08/18/2009 09:53:13 AM MDT

An Orem man whose luck ran out in a game of UNO was arrested for aggravated assault after police say he smacked a 64-year-old woman and then threatened her husband with a large kitchen knife.

The 58-year-old man, who had been drinking, was playing cards in his home about 10:30 p.m. on Saturday with his 47-year-old nephew and the nephew's wife near 400 East and 1800 South.

He became agitated and smacked the woman on the back of the head. When his nephew told him to stop, the man reached up to do it again, said Orem police Lt. Gary Downey.

The couple decided to leave and gathered their belongings. The man grabbed his nephew's arm and punched him, Downey said. The nephew pushed the man, and the two continued fighting.

When the nephew was walking out the door to leave, his uncle shoved him in the back. The 47-year-old turned to see his uncle standing in the doorway holding a large kitchen knife.

Downey said the uncle was threatening him with the knife and ordering the pair to leave.

Police arrested the man on suspicion of aggravated assault, as well as for three outstanding warrants of aggravated assault, simple assault and driving under the influence.


Blogger Scott said...

I can't imagine your family getting so caught up in a game. I can't see that at all...

August 24, 2009 at 9:05 AM


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