Skip to comments.Alberta man gets six months for failed stab-proof vest test
Posted on 12/07/2013 5:37:08 AM PST by JoeProBono
EDMONTON, Alberta,- An Alberta man who stabbed a friend in the chest as a test for what turned out to be an ineffective stab-proof vest was sentenced to six months in jail.
Calvin Clackson, 21, of Edmonton, pleaded guilty Tuesday to criminal negligence causing bodily harm in the Oct. 15, 2012, incident that required friend Justin Harder, 18, to undergo emergency surgery for a bleeding chest wound, the Edmonton Sun reported Friday.
The court heard Harder had been wearing a purportedly stab-proof vest and invited Clackson to test it out with a folding knife.
"Unfortunately, the vest didn't work and the knife went through the vest and into the chest cavity and Mr. Harder was seriously injured," prosecutor Mark Huyser-Wierenga said.
Provincial Court Judge Michael Allen said the stabbing was a serious incident that could have been worse.
"It was foolish for the friend to offer the invitation," Allen said. "It was criminally negligent for the accused to take up the invitation.
"This is a serious event, this stabbing," he said. "I don't care that the victim was stupid ... acting stupidly. This could have been a death."
Calvin Clackson, photo supplied by EPS
i wonder how many brain synapses the two owned between them........My guess is somewhere around zero.
Maybe the synapses were firing on ethanol...
A definite possibility I would say—LOL!
I highly recommend Justin Harder be sentenced to a stint in the looney bin.
TWO real stupid people.
I was wondering why they didn’t test it on a dummy first, then I realized they did!
Hold mah Beer, Eh?
IMHO, they should both do a stint in the jail for the criminally insane.
Might wise them up a bit.
What’s the demand or market for stab-proof vests???
Oh well it happens indiscriminately.
Houdini challenged a punch in the gut and died from it.
I guess it’s a guy thing——
No wonder Pocohontas died young —
I can’t see a pic like that without thinking of the old Ed Ames bit on Carson’s show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L5QC9ZJkM8
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