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Posted on 08/10/2006 1:43:37 PM PDT by martin_fierro
4 neighbors arrested in cigarette fight
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DECATUR, Ala. - A cigarette butt casually tossed to the ground sparked a daylong argument between four neighbors that escalated into a fight that sent at least three of them to the hospital and got them all arrested.
"It's sad that people were injured over a cigarette butt," Lt. Chris Mathews, spokesman for the Decatur Police Department, said Thursday.
Police said a guest visiting Bobby Joe Ray, 42, tossed a cigarette butt toward the edge of Ray's yard on Aug. 4. The butt landed near a fence belonging to Ray's neighbor, Michael Alan Bradford, 24. Bradford got angry and started shouting about it.
Several residents of the neighborhood said Ray and Bradford argued about the butt all day, Mathews said, and eventually Ray's sister, Shirley Lynn Ray White, 32, who lives across the street, tangled with Bradford's wife, Heather Mills Bradford, 27, and the men soon joined in.
At least three went to the hospital for treatment of injuries, and all four were arrested Tuesday and were released on bond the same day.
Shirley Lynn Ray White is charged with third-degree assault. Bobby Joe Ray and Heather Mills Bradford are charged with harassment. Michael Alan Bradford is charged with harassment and third-degree assault.
I just knew this was going to be in NC.
Where were Earl and Wayne?
That joke is unbalanced.
Out gettin more beer of course!
LOL, exactly what I was gonna say.....you beat me to it!
Although, I must confess........my middle name is Jo...lolol
Will the lawsuit be based on:
A: The cigarette butt spoiling the environment
B. The smokers having the status of 'Disabled" due to their addiction
Gol Dang parents!
somehow I think Mr. Budweiser was there as well
Just the men, Tobe. The women? Bra-less; submarines down.
Bradford's wife better plead out and not let it get to court. She doesn't have a leg to stand on.
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