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Police: Man Held 2 At Knifepoint Over 'American Idol'
news4jax ^ | 2/2011

Posted on 03/12/2011 7:57:22 PM PST by doug from upland

Police: Man Held 2 At Knifepoint Over 'American Idol' Hotel Guest Wanted Co-Workers To Change Channel

POSTED: Thursday, March 10, 2011 UPDATED: 1:17 pm EST March 10, 2011

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Barran Prakash

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A hotel guest held two co-workers who he was staying with at knifepoint when they refused to change the TV channel to "American Idol," Neptune Beach police said.

Barran Prakash, 47, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was talking to his wife on the phone while he was preparing a meal when his wife told him the show was on TV, according to police.

Prakash then told his co-workers he wanted to change the channel, but they refused, which incited a heated argument, police said.

Police were called to the Days Inn in the 1400 block of Atlantic Boulevard just before 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said when they arrived, they found Prakash in the hallway outside the room the three men were staying in, and they ordered him to the ground, but he refused. The officer said he performed a leg sweep to take Prakash down and place him into custody.

Police said while the victims, Michael Pooran and Sean Huggins, were arguing with Prakash, Prakash grabbed a large butcher knife and held it to Huggins' throat.

Pooran told police he intervened and was able to take the knife from Prakash, when Prakash attacked him, police said.

Police said they found the knife in the trashcan in the room.

The victims told police they thought Prakash was going to kill them.

Prakash is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. He was being held in the Duval County Jail.

"American Idol" was not on TV on Tuesday night.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americanidol
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! His wife told him the show was on. I can just hear his defense - the bitch set me up.
1 posted on 03/12/2011 7:57:25 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: silent_jonny

ping


2 posted on 03/12/2011 7:59:27 PM PST by doug from upland (Barack Hussein Obama - making Jimmy Carter look better every day)
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To: doug from upland

He was just changing channels Americans aren’t willing to change.


3 posted on 03/12/2011 8:02:14 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: doug from upland

Eye weeeeesh too vatch Amereekan Eyedol! U moost vatch Amereekan Eyedol or Eye veeel keeeel you!


4 posted on 03/12/2011 8:04:11 PM PST by Tea Party Reveler
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To: doug from upland; silent_jonny

LOL! If he was on SJ’s ping list, he would have known it was the wrong night.


5 posted on 03/12/2011 8:07:21 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: doug from upland

Soooo, was his wife watching a tape of the show, or was she lying?


6 posted on 03/12/2011 8:13:51 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: doug from upland

“...prat...”

7 posted on 03/12/2011 8:15:42 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: doug from upland

More illegal alien third world crime.


8 posted on 03/12/2011 8:27:25 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Soooo, was his wife watching a tape of the show, or was she lying?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
While being dragged away he was heard to exclaim “The byatch set me up- - she knew it wasn’t on”.


9 posted on 03/12/2011 8:28:02 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98)Knowledge is knowing tomato is a fruit - Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.)
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To: Tea Party Reveler

LOL!


10 posted on 03/12/2011 10:58:56 PM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: doug from upland

“Honey, I forgot about the time zone difference - never mind.”


11 posted on 03/12/2011 11:00:41 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: scott7278

I believe AI was on 3 nights that one week, T, W and TH. So, this is probably correct.


12 posted on 03/13/2011 8:51:21 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: doug from upland; lonevoice; retrokitten; Miss Didi; Netizen; Palladin; freedumb2003; ken5050; ...
A hotel guest held two co-workers who he was staying with at knifepoint when they refused to change the TV channel to "American Idol,"

"American Idol" was not on TV on Tuesday night.

LMAO!!


"Go Jacob!"

13 posted on 03/13/2011 9:00:59 AM PDT by silent_jonny ("By His stripes we are healed" -- Isaiah 53:5)
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To: silent_jonny

This should be part of your next thread. :)


14 posted on 03/13/2011 9:06:43 AM PDT by doug from upland (Barack Hussein Obama - making Jimmy Carter look better every day)
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To: doug from upland

I’m thinking about it, LOL


15 posted on 03/13/2011 9:08:44 AM PDT by silent_jonny ("By His stripes we are healed" -- Isaiah 53:5)
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To: silent_jonny

jonny—you better change the channel—or else!

;)


16 posted on 03/13/2011 9:46:41 AM PDT by Palladin (Obama, Ayers, Dohrn, Trumka: birds of a feather.)
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To: silent_jonny
The officer said he performed a leg sweep to take Prakash down and place him into custody.

My tagline last week was, "Sweep the leg!" Tagline foreshadowing? I'm going to try it again.

17 posted on 03/13/2011 10:53:57 AM PDT by retrokitten (Thank you for my million dollars!!!!!)
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To: silent_jonny

LOL! Whoopsie!


18 posted on 03/13/2011 12:06:50 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: retrokitten

You’re the first person I thought of when I saw that he did a leg sweep! ROFL!


19 posted on 03/13/2011 12:34:45 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: Mr. Mojo

She probably forgot that it wasn’t going to be on Tuesday because they are down to the final 13 now. lol


20 posted on 03/13/2011 1:50:24 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: doug from upland

Silent Jonny, AKA Prakash, might be unavailable for an extended period of time. LOL!


21 posted on 03/13/2011 1:54:43 PM PDT by rabidralph ((Mu)Barack must go!)
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To: silent_jonny

Jacob — the new patron Saint of the AI threads... ;)

Thanks for the ping — it is a great story.


22 posted on 03/13/2011 3:09:34 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats. /P. J. O'Rourke, 1991)
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To: silent_jonny

Bwahahahahahaha!

Thanks for the ping and the giggle!


23 posted on 03/13/2011 9:46:37 PM PDT by Shelayne (He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming quickly" Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! *Rev 22:20)
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To: silent_jonny

Now that’s what ya call a die-hard fan LOL

Should we send him an invite to our thread? :p


24 posted on 03/14/2011 10:16:20 AM PDT by conservativebabe ("The gonads on our team happen to be wearing skirts."- Rush)
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