Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bean there, done that

This may well be my last blog ever, and possibly my last day of employment at the Globe-News after passing along this information. But if it is, well, what a way to go.

I think we've all been in this unfortunate position at one time or another, either as the giver or receiver. Maybe it just didn't get as far as knife fight. For me, though, that's maybe because I didn't have a knife at the time.

And this story is true. It's moving on the Associated Press wires right now. I present it to you as we see it in the newsroom without editing in a sort of you-are-there feeling. And I can promise you, it will win a Bum Steer Award in Texas Monthly at the end of the year.

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Man accused of Waco stabbing in flatulence fight
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WACO, Texas (AP) — Waco police say a fight over flatulence left one man stabbed and another facing an assault charge.

A statement Wednesday says police were called to a motel where several men from the Houston area were sharing a room.

Police say 35-year-old Juan Antonio Salano Castellano allegedly passed gas in the room Tuesday night.

Police say one of the other men became upset, picked up a knife and threw it at Castellano, who was cut in the leg. The suspect is accused of then stabbing Catellano in the chest.

Castellano was transported to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, where police say he was treated for non-life threatening wounds.

The alleged attacker was arrested and faces an aggravated assault charge.


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