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Cops: Man died from ‘party game’ gone wrong
Chicago Sun Times ^ | January 8, 2011 | Brian Stanley

Posted on 01/08/2011 6:10:48 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Two people are facing criminal charges after a “party game” gone wrong ended in a man’s death.

Authorities said Jimmy Mounts, 27, of Romeoville, was at a garage party in the 2000 block of Waterford in Crest Hill Sept. 25 when he starting offering other guests $5 if they could take a punch from 21-year-old Tiffany Startz, of Joliet.

John A. Powell, 25, who was 5-foot-8 and weighed 140 pounds, took Mounts’ wager and stood before the 5-foot-5, 142-pound Startz, police said.

Witnesses told police Startz swung and hit Powell once in the face. He collected his money from Mounts and continued talking and interacting with others for a few minutes before he collapsed, police said.

He was rushed to Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room at 9:47 p.m.

Will County Coroner Patrick O’Neil said Powell died of a brain hemorrhage caused by blunt-force trauma. Medical reports indicate a vein in Powell’s neck opened up when his head snapped back and led to the brain injury.

“Initially there were conflicting reports from the witnesses about what had happened,” Crest Hill Police Chief Dwayne Wilkerson said. “But further investigation the night of the party found out about the bet.”

Powell was employed by E.H. Lynn Industries. A rapper and recording artist, he was known as “Fatboy” with the group Krazy Killas.

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TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: holdmuhbeer; idiots; imbeciles; morons; shortguycomplex; stupid
So, does Fatboy's estate have to return the $5.00?


Tiffany Startz and Jimmy Mounts

1 posted on 01/08/2011 6:10:48 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
So, does Fatboy's estate have to return the $5.00?

I doubt if there's $5.00 in the estate to begin with.

2 posted on 01/08/2011 6:15:45 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The coroner needs to change his report. The man died of terminal stupidity.


3 posted on 01/08/2011 6:17:58 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd get it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thats bad, real bad. lol


4 posted on 01/08/2011 6:22:35 AM PST by winodog
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Darwin Award Nominee Alert!


5 posted on 01/08/2011 6:25:16 AM PST by Reo
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Stupid is as stupid does! What a sick tragedy which brought one death and will ruin the lives of several people.


6 posted on 01/08/2011 6:26:43 AM PST by SERKIT (We need more of Barry's "Wet Diaper" news conferences. He gets smaller and smaller each time.....)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can’t help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.”


7 posted on 01/08/2011 6:40:40 AM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: Past Your Eyes
The man died of terminal stupidity.

I have a fondness for the determination of "Death by Misadventure", myself.

8 posted on 01/08/2011 6:42:00 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So in Tiffany’s case, it’s not I would hit it, but she would hit me!


9 posted on 01/08/2011 6:44:29 AM PST by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: Bean Counter

Where is that quote from? It’s perfect.


10 posted on 01/08/2011 6:44:56 AM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: Reo

I heard about a guy who saw a broken-down car on a jack alongside the highway and stopped to steal the catalytic converter. His passenger later reported this after the car was struck from behind by another car killing the thief.


11 posted on 01/08/2011 6:50:56 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

:garage party”: translation: totally s-faced one and all. there is your root cause my friends. demon rum.


12 posted on 01/08/2011 6:52:08 AM PST by beebuster2000
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Five bucks, and she hits like a girl!”


13 posted on 01/08/2011 7:01:51 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce - Karl Marx)
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To: Judith Anne

It is perfect!

Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can’t help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime: the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.
Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough For Love


14 posted on 01/08/2011 7:05:07 AM PST by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: Reo

Darwin Award Nominee Alert!


Drown while swimming in the shallow end.


15 posted on 01/08/2011 7:08:00 AM PST by maine yankee
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Which is more ironic, a 5’8”, 140 lb rapper with a stage name “fatboy” or a member of a group called “Krazy Killas” dying from a single punch from a girl.


16 posted on 01/08/2011 7:12:48 AM PST by Gil4 (Sometimes it's not low self-esteem - it's just accurate self-assessment.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That was definitely a case of stupid being painful...


17 posted on 01/08/2011 7:13:07 AM PST by reformed_dem
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
A rapper and recording artist.

Contradiction in terms.

18 posted on 01/08/2011 7:16:23 AM PST by InternetTuffGuy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“when he starting offering other guests”

...does anyone proof read anymore?


19 posted on 01/08/2011 7:19:54 AM PST by albie
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Mounts looks like some of the idiots I ran with in HS before my parents sent me to Military Acadamy to straighten me out. Which it did.

He’s the one everyone is scared of and don’t like. When he arrives everyone tries to be his friend and to be tough because he’s going to do something dangerous and stupid to get attention and he’s only going to pick on the weak and quite. They laugh at his jokes. He gives “atomic wedgies” freely, painful “titty twisters” and farts a lot.


20 posted on 01/08/2011 7:30:23 AM PST by albie
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To: SuzyQue

I’m going to put that on my profile page, with a “10-Q” to you.


21 posted on 01/08/2011 7:33:22 AM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Article was missing photo of the "victim"/"Fatboy" and close to current photo of the hitter. For the rest of the story:

John A. Powell

Tiffany Startz

(Photos: LINK)

Note: Tiffany is wearing a softball jacket and an Internet search turned up:

- A "Tiffany Startz",18 years old in 2006, on a local team called the "Stone City Sharks" played in the "Country Companies Fastpitch Tournament." It mentions that she tripled - but not if she pitched (LINK).

- A "Tiffany Startz Stone City Sharks IL" is listed as recruited to play for "GRAND VALLEY STATE" under "Class 1A - 4A Softball" (LINK).

Not only does "Fatboy" looks outright anorexic, but Tiffany outweighs him, looks a whole lot healthier then him, and appears to have been very athletic even through college. What was "Fatboy" thinking?

22 posted on 01/08/2011 7:48:58 AM PST by drpix
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To: drpix
What was "Fatboy" thinking?

Well, God gave man two heads, but only enough blood for one at a time.

23 posted on 01/08/2011 8:20:14 AM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !! Â)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Hold muh beer and watch this!”


24 posted on 01/08/2011 8:29:22 AM PST by Kenton (Just my $0.02 worth...)
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To: InternetTuffGuy
A rapper. . . .

An expiring rapper.

25 posted on 01/08/2011 8:44:10 AM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What a buzz-kill for that party huh?


26 posted on 01/08/2011 8:45:23 AM PST by ßuddaßudd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: brityank
"Well, God gave man two heads, but only enough blood for one at a time."

Photobucket

27 posted on 01/08/2011 9:27:02 AM PST by IYellAtMyTV (Workday Forecast--Increasing pressure towards afternoon. Rum likely by evening.)
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To: Judith Anne; Bean Counter

No, not me, Bean Counter found that little gem.


28 posted on 01/08/2011 9:48:28 AM PST by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: Judith Anne

It’s from one of the notebooks of Lazarus Long, part of “Time Enough For Love” by Robert Heinlein.


29 posted on 01/08/2011 9:53:16 AM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is why I stay away from people who have been drinking, especially in groups.

Sad all around. The guy’s dead, the girl’s probably in some kind of trouble - other than just knowing she killed someone.


30 posted on 01/08/2011 10:14:23 AM PST by PLMerite (Thanks for fixing the clock.)
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To: Bean Counter

Thank you very much. ;-D


31 posted on 01/08/2011 12:42:49 PM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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