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Man Charged After Santa Gets Pie in Face
AP ^ | 12/1/2007 | Unknown

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."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: criminal; jerk; santa
A putz is as a putz does.
1 posted on 12/02/2007 9:14:18 PM PST by tang-soo
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To: tang-soo

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!


2 posted on 12/02/2007 9:16:26 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: tang-soo

“Are you feeling lucky, punk?” Oh wait, that was Clint Eastwood, not Clint Westwood...


3 posted on 12/02/2007 9:17:21 PM PST by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: tang-soo
Too bad Santa didn’t taser him. I love seeing these mouth-breathing college idiots get tasered.
4 posted on 12/02/2007 9:19:25 PM PST by Jaysun (It's outlandishly inappropriate to suggest that I'm wrong.)
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To: tang-soo

Typical U of M scumbag. The place is a nest of liberal hippies.


5 posted on 12/02/2007 9:20:41 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (If Rudy's an influential conservative, then I'm an award winning concert pianist.)
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To: tang-soo
"but then we just decided it would be funnier if she was still sitting there."

I think it would be far funnier if drama boy got the arse kicking of his life.

6 posted on 12/02/2007 9:22:57 PM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: tang-soo
Clint Westwood, 22, said he "lightly smooshed" the pie into the man's face Friday and shouted, "What do you think of that, Santa?"

What with the 15-year-old on his lamp, he was got "lightly smooshed" in two places at once.

7 posted on 12/02/2007 9:23:03 PM PST by Steely Tom (Steely's First Law of the Main Stream Media: if it doesn't advance the agenda, it's not news.)
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To: Jaysun
Too bad Santa didn’t taser him. I love seeing these mouth-breathing college idiots get tasered.

"Don't tase me, bro!"

8 posted on 12/02/2007 9:25:05 PM PST by FoxInSocks
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To: FoxInSocks
"Don't tase me, bro!"

Right. HAHAHA. I don't think he got it hard enough. The rule should be that they are tased until they piss themselves.
9 posted on 12/02/2007 9:31:59 PM PST by Jaysun (It's outlandishly inappropriate to suggest that I'm wrong.)
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To: jettester
Ahem. I'm all for famous quotes, but...let's do it right, ok?

''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?''

10 posted on 12/02/2007 9:38:06 PM PST by SAJ
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To: Steely Tom

I wish the 15 year-old would have kicked his butt. That would have been ex===cellent!


11 posted on 12/02/2007 9:40:20 PM PST by Loud Mime (The Democrats made people believe that govt. lawyers are victims, whatta country!)
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To: tang-soo

Y’know...the Golden Rule seems mean nothing anymore.


12 posted on 12/02/2007 9:42:44 PM PST by bannie
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To: tang-soo
"Clint Westwood, 22, said he "lightly smooshed" the pie into the man's face Friday and shouted, "What do you think of that, Santa?"

Clint sounds like a gay blade.

13 posted on 12/02/2007 9:45:58 PM PST by boop (Who doesn't love poison pot pies?)
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To: tang-soo

Got a copy of the putz face and his family contact info?


14 posted on 12/02/2007 9:47:05 PM PST by shadowcat
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To: tang-soo

That’s assault.

And didn’t he have any concern what the kids waiting in line would think?


15 posted on 12/02/2007 9:50:23 PM PST by Marie2 (I used to be disgusted. . .now I try to be amused.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

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.


16 posted on 12/02/2007 9:54:38 PM PST by cubreporter ( Rush has done more for this country than any other politician ever! He's the man!!!!)
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To: Marie2

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.


17 posted on 12/02/2007 9:55:57 PM PST by cubreporter ( Rush has done more for this country than any other politician ever! He's the man!!!!)
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To: tang-soo

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.


18 posted on 12/02/2007 10:02:42 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: Marie2

“And didn’t 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.


19 posted on 12/02/2007 10:11:02 PM PST by ansel12 (Proud father of a 10th Mountain veteran. Proud son of a WWII vet. Proud brother of vets, Airborne)
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To: tang-soo
HOHOhoHoHAHAHAHahahah....heeeheeheehee...oh my aching sides....Whatta laff riot. Santa Claus with a pie in the face. Classic Humor. Hope, Burns, Berle have NOTHING on this guy.

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?

20 posted on 12/02/2007 10:19:06 PM PST by wbill
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To: SAJ

my brother is always screwing up famous quotes, and ones that are only about five words long. i dont know how he does it.


21 posted on 12/02/2007 11:00:37 PM PST by Disciplinemisanthropy (...and that, people, is what grinds my gears.)
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To: tang-soo
Who said all 22 year old college students are dumb asses?
22 posted on 12/02/2007 11:30:22 PM PST by Cali Redneck
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To: tang-soo
The Sudan and those murdering,raping and young boy loving Muslims have a way to handle guys like this and I believe they start out with a few dozen lashes to get the ignorant @sses attention then 90 days in jail.....oops I thought he renamed his monkey Mohamed...another story.
23 posted on 12/03/2007 12:43:03 AM PST by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: ansel12

“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.


24 posted on 12/03/2007 1:08:01 AM PST by Titan Magroyne ("Shorn, dumb and bleating is no way to go through life, son." Yeah, close enough.)
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To: Marie2

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.


25 posted on 12/03/2007 4:17:10 AM PST by Birdsbane (If You Are Employed By A Liberal Democrat...Quit!)
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To: Grizzled Bear
Can’t blame poor Santa if some Lolita plops herself on him. What is Santa to do? Say “go way, ho”? She could be the creepy one. Or she could some innocent window licker. As for the pie thrower; I would really like to see Santa beat him into pumpkin pulp. Being Santa just doesn’t seem worth it, anymore.
26 posted on 12/03/2007 4:52:27 AM PST by isrul
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To: fr_freak

Bingo!

But sadly, our courts will throw anyone in jail for meting out justice. Only they can do that.


27 posted on 12/03/2007 5:35:16 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: isrul

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.


28 posted on 12/03/2007 5:45:37 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: tang-soo

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.


29 posted on 12/03/2007 7:18:35 AM PST by Titan Magroyne ("Shorn, dumb and bleating is no way to go through life, son." Yeah, close enough.)
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To: tang-soo
People are getting strange. I can’t imagine why he thought assaulting Santa would be funny. If anything I think it would make people angry. One of my neighbors has a six foot green Grinch in his yard. No Santa, no Manger, no other X-mas references at all, just a Grinch. So weird.
30 posted on 12/03/2007 7:34:46 AM PST by monday
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To: ArrogantBustard

Sounds good to me.


31 posted on 12/03/2007 9:44:15 AM PST by isrul
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To: tang-soo

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....


32 posted on 12/03/2007 10:04:22 AM PST by Cate (Thank God for the USA and our troops!)
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