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Elliott James, Prosecutor Orleans Parish – From the Chronicles of America’s Dumbest Criminals
SEATTLE: When there are no knives, guns or baseball bats around, grab the next best thing when planning your attack: A tub of butter.
When an unidentified man was playing his TV too loud, Joseph V. Floyd Jr., 58 “repeatedly hit (the victim) in the head with the tub of imitation butter,” according to the police report. A witness said the victim was struck at least twice, and the responding officer saw a small scratch on the back of his head. According to the officer’s report, “(h)is head was also covered with butter.”
Floyd was arrested and booked into King County Jail. He maintains his innocence.