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Christmas tree used as weapon in domestic fight
herald tribune .com ^ | 12-03-08 | Bart Pfankuch

Posted on 12/03/2008 10:16:31 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB

PARRISH — A 37-year-old man who lives with his parents was arrested on a felony assault charge after he used a Christmas tree as a weapon in an attempted attack on his father, according to a sheriff’s report. Manatee deputies arrested Thomas Edward Lackie of the 3300 block of 92nd Avenue East in Parrish last week after hearing a description of the altercation from his parents. According to an arrest report, Lackie lost his temper around 9 p.m. Wednesday and threw a 3-foot-tall Christmas tree at his father. The tree missed, but Lackie then tried to use the steel base from the tree to strike his father.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christmas; tree; weapon
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1 posted on 12/03/2008 10:16:31 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

“Stand back! This evergreen is loaded and cocked!”


2 posted on 12/03/2008 10:17:47 AM PST by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Don’t bring holly to a Christmas Tree fight.


3 posted on 12/03/2008 10:18:12 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Der neuen Fuhrer: AKA the Murdering Messiah: Keep your powder dry, folks)
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To: windcliff

I guess he didn’t get his cha-cha heels.


4 posted on 12/03/2008 10:18:56 AM PST by stylecouncilor (I'm a loner Dottie; a rebel.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

and just who is going to sweep up all the needles?


5 posted on 12/03/2008 10:19:31 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

He’s gonna get coal in his stocking this year.


6 posted on 12/03/2008 10:19:58 AM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat lead.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

No Jolly here!....move along now.


7 posted on 12/03/2008 10:20:43 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I got a phone call from my son once that his brothers were throwing cheese at him. Maybe I should have considered it a weapon.


8 posted on 12/03/2008 10:21:15 AM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Oh, Christmas tree, Oh, Christmas Tree!
How beautiful, your branches!..........


9 posted on 12/03/2008 10:21:24 AM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

“I... Beat Daddy with a Chrisssstmas tree...”


10 posted on 12/03/2008 10:21:43 AM PST by joethedrummer
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To: RexBeach

11 posted on 12/03/2008 10:22:34 AM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

There should be a law against Christmas trees. Maybe the government should regulate this and require folks to get permits.

These things can be dangerous.


12 posted on 12/03/2008 10:22:57 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (Democrats are for Change - Let's run through a mine field at night wearing clown shoes!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
A 37-year-old man who lives with his parents

LOL.

Loser!!!

13 posted on 12/03/2008 10:23:01 AM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: joethedrummer

“I saw Daddy kissing Santa Claus.............Don We now our GAY apparel!.......


14 posted on 12/03/2008 10:23:45 AM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
37 and lives at home...

Time to kick his butt out of the house..make'em homeless. He just might learn something then.
15 posted on 12/03/2008 10:24:26 AM PST by glaseatr (Father of a Marine, Uncle of SGT Adam Estep. A Co. 2/5 Cav. KIA Thurs April 29, 2004 Baghdad Iraq)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Feat of strength?


16 posted on 12/03/2008 10:26:34 AM PST by kenth (It's now spend and tax. How's that for change?)
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To: Doomonyou

boy needs a switch in his stocking. If I ever threw a christmas tree at my dad .... well I’m 21 and he’s still quite capable of kicking my ass


17 posted on 12/03/2008 10:28:16 AM PST by utherdoul
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To: Red Badger

Naughty Pine lumber.


18 posted on 12/03/2008 10:28:27 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

(chuckle)
(chuckle)
(snort!)
(chuckle)

(LC thinks to himself: “I love this place”!)

(chuckle)


19 posted on 12/03/2008 10:28:43 AM PST by LiberConservative
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Shades of Garth Gimble!


20 posted on 12/03/2008 10:33:23 AM PST by Alex Murphy ( "Every country has the government it deserves" - Joseph Marie de Maistre)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

He made an ash of himself.......


21 posted on 12/03/2008 10:33:40 AM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: LiberConservative

“How many more Mister Speaker?! How many more!?” We need a thirty day waiting period for “Holiday” trees. Sure, they won’t arrive until January 2nd but it will save lives. Do it for.................the CHILDREN!


22 posted on 12/03/2008 10:33:57 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Hard to believe people today. I wish my father was still alive. I couldn’t imagine doing something like that....I would have just walked away. Besides, I wouldn’t be around to tell anyone about it. Tough ole man.


23 posted on 12/03/2008 10:34:27 AM PST by RC2 (Where is Obama's Birth Certificate??????)
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To: Doomonyou

Santa’s gonna take a shovel to the reindeer stalls for his stocking this year!


24 posted on 12/03/2008 10:34:27 AM PST by MortMan (Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. - Alexander Hamilton)
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To: Tenacious 1

If Christmas trees are outlawed, only outlaws will have Christmas trees.


25 posted on 12/03/2008 10:34:41 AM PST by Cheesel (The Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by professionals.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

A 3 foot Christmas tree? Must be a sawed-off type.


26 posted on 12/03/2008 10:40:47 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: 6SJ7

synthetic,fake. the kind that ‘easily pass through airport scanners’ !


27 posted on 12/03/2008 10:42:24 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: kenth

Yeah, I was thinking that a Festivus pole would be a much more deadly weapon.


28 posted on 12/03/2008 10:48:36 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Dad must have told him that there wasn’t enough money to get him a christmas present this year...


29 posted on 12/03/2008 10:53:35 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden (I)
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To: Red Badger
He made an ash of himself.......

Housewares.

30 posted on 12/03/2008 10:54:50 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Der neuen Fuhrer: AKA the Murdering Messiah: Keep your powder dry, folks)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Some politically correct liberal somewhere is irritated that a Christmas tree was used in this attack. The perp should have used a “Holiday tree” instead.


31 posted on 12/03/2008 10:56:12 AM PST by 12chachacha
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To: freedumb2003
“...and this...is my BOOMstick!”
32 posted on 12/03/2008 10:56:12 AM PST by RichInOC (Obama/Biden '08: "We Are Not Ruled By Murderers, But Only--By Their Friends."--Rudyard Kipling)
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To: freedumb2003

???...


33 posted on 12/03/2008 10:59:51 AM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: kenth

The airing of the grievances must have been pretty nasty!


34 posted on 12/03/2008 11:00:41 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Yeah, I was thinking that a Festivus pole would be a much more deadly weapon.

Especially during the Airing of Grievances.

35 posted on 12/03/2008 11:01:24 AM PST by Charles Martel (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
"That's not a Christmas tree. This is a Christmas tree."
36 posted on 12/03/2008 11:02:00 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (Without the Mainstream Media, the Left is Nothing.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
A 37-year-old man who lives with his parents......

I stopped right there shaking my head.

37 posted on 12/03/2008 11:04:25 AM PST by OB1kNOb (I for one will NOT welcome our new Marxist overlords.)
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To: RichInOC
“...and this...is my BOOMstick!”

The best movie line EVER!

38 posted on 12/03/2008 11:08:44 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Der neuen Fuhrer: AKA the Murdering Messiah: Keep your powder dry, folks)
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To: WOBBLY BOB; Charles Henrickson; martin_fierro

At least he didn’t launch any mistletoe at poor Dad...


39 posted on 12/03/2008 11:12:17 AM PST by mikrofon (Yule be sorry!)
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To: Red Badger

Evil Dead movies. If you haven’t seen them, high thee to Netflix or Blockbuster/Hollywood/etc. and GET THEM!!

Strong PG-13 — lots of cussing and a little bit of strong sex. NSFK IMHO. But really great. Funny and insane.


40 posted on 12/03/2008 11:12:21 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Der neuen Fuhrer: AKA the Murdering Messiah: Keep your powder dry, folks)
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To: freedumb2003
Are they parodies, like Scary Movie, II, III, Four, etc.....
41 posted on 12/03/2008 11:17:20 AM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

“I wanted shrubbery.” Sir Thomas Lackie, Order of the Knights That Say `Ni’


42 posted on 12/03/2008 11:18:59 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: Red Badger
Are they parodies, like Scary Movie, II, III, Four, etc.....

No -- they are sort of straight up, with a humorous twist.

43 posted on 12/03/2008 11:22:37 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Der neuen Fuhrer: AKA the Murdering Messiah: Keep your powder dry, folks)
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To: stylecouncilor

LOL


44 posted on 12/03/2008 11:23:42 AM PST by windcliff
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To: WOBBLY BOB; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson
Christmas tree used as weapon in domestic fight

"Deck the Halls" indeed.

45 posted on 12/03/2008 11:27:39 AM PST by martin_fierro (Christmas Punch)
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To: freedumb2003

Are they zombie movies? I like zombie movies.........


46 posted on 12/03/2008 11:28:17 AM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: Names Ash Housewares; freedumb2003

Ping


47 posted on 12/03/2008 11:29:13 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: freedumb2003
Don’t bring holly to a Christmas Tree fight.

LOL

48 posted on 12/03/2008 11:34:36 AM PST by FreeAmerica2009
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To: WOBBLY BOB
A 37-year-old man who lives with his parents

Must be a Democrat!!! I know he doesn't live in the basement!!

No basements in FL!!

49 posted on 12/03/2008 11:36:17 AM PST by FreeAmerica2009
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To: WOBBLY BOB; MotleyGirl70; Cagey; Mr. Brightside; Gamecock; F15Eagle; earlJam

Bagels. Christmas trees. There must be a better way! A Festivus, for the rest of us!


50 posted on 12/03/2008 11:37:14 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Free Brightside. Half off Lazamataz. While supplies last!)
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