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Posted on 12/02/2007 9:14:16 PM PST by tang-soo
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A college student accused of shoving a pumpkin pie into the face of a shopping-mall Santa Claus has been charged with misdemeanor assault.
Clint Westwood, 22, said he "lightly smooshed" the pie into the man's face Friday and shouted, "What do you think of that, Santa?"
Westwood, a drama student at the University of Montana, said he videotaped the encounter and plans to include the clip in an upcoming film.
He said that after the pie ruckus on Wednesday, he expected to approach Santa for a signature on a film-release form, but police arrived first.
"It's a good thing he didn't wait around, because I think Santa would have laid him out," said Sgt. Travis Welsh of the Missoula Police Department.
Westwood said he and companions had waited for a girl about 15 years old to finish sitting on Santa's lap before the pie hit his face, "but then we just decided it would be funnier if she was still sitting there."
The dork getting his butt kicked by Santa? That would be funny!
A fifteen year old girl sitting on Santa’s lap? That seems a bit creepy!
“Are you feeling lucky, punk?” Oh wait, that was Clint Eastwood, not Clint Westwood...
Typical U of M scumbag. The place is a nest of liberal hippies.
I think it would be far funnier if drama boy got the arse kicking of his life.
What with the 15-year-old on his lamp, he was got "lightly smooshed" in two places at once.
"Don't tase me, bro!"
''Uh-uh. I know what you're thinkin'; did he fire 6 shots, or only 5? Well, to tell the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself, but, being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and it'll blow your head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself one question. 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?''
I wish the 15 year-old would have kicked his butt. That would have been ex===cellent!
Y’know...the Golden Rule seems mean nothing anymore.
Clint sounds like a gay blade.
Got a copy of the putz face and his family contact info?
And didn’t he have any concern what the kids waiting in line would think?
why? My husband and I had our photos taken with Santa...it was fun and everyone loved it. We put the photo out every Christmas.
Why would he when he didn’t care about putting a pie in someone’s face. How would he like it????? If I were Santa I would warn him that he better not use that video in whatever junk he is making. If Santa does not give permission Santa could sue the punk.
Punks will continue to do things like this until average citizens start beating the snot out of them for doing so. These things go on because we allow them to.
“And didnt he have any concern what the kids waiting in line would think?”
He messed up the man’s work clothes for the day, he negated whatever time and effort was devoted by the parents and kids in line to see him, and whatever promotion value the mall hired him for was lost for the rest of the day.
These jerks don’t realize that the other people in the world are not just props to the pie thrower’s self amusement.
Unless this was done to protest bigoted Christian homophobes and the commercial nature of Christmas. In that case, what a bold dramatic statement, much in the mold of Moore or Speilberg. Surely, this socially aware filmmaker will go far.
do i need a /s tag?
my brother is always screwing up famous quotes, and ones that are only about five words long. i dont know how he does it.
“He said that after the pie ruckus on Wednesday, he expected to approach Santa for a signature on a film-release form...”
That just floors me. That it apparently never occurred to the self-absorbed little twit just how many degrees of offensive his act is. Is he blonde, or what?
I mean a punk running away afterwards to ensure he doesn’t get caught can be understood. But this educated idiot thinks Santa is gonna be cool with signing a release. His parents should request a refund from the school and then apologise up for inflicting their loinfruit on an unsuspecting public.
Assault witnessed by numerous minors...that’s felonious assault. If the bozo submits that video for a grade, he should be expelled. The judge should forbid him from posting it on the internet or any other place for that matter.
But sadly, our courts will throw anyone in jail for meting out justice. Only they can do that.
Santa and his whole posse of elves shoulda taken turns stomping the $#!+ outa “pie boy” ... if “pie boy” survived the exercise, there’s no way I’d vote to convict Santa.
Justice would be if the police have seized the video as evidence and he never gets it back once it’s been used against him in court.
Oh, and a good stomping by the Santa who missed the rest of his shift and had to scrub his costume, and the parents and kids who’d been waiting their turn to see him.
Sounds good to me.
I live in the Missoula area and was horrified when I heard about this. The punk is trying to say it was a harmless prank. He got caught by sending a text msg to someone bragging about what he did. The paper is also stating that this kid has been in trouble before for doing similar disruptive acts. Criminal acts in the name of art are just wrong. I think it would be wonderful if he got expelled from the university and Missoula- only in my dreams... sigh....
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