I’m Bruce Lee with a Tree

A Christmas tree, that is.  Check out this news item from sunny Florida:

PARRISH, Fla. – Authorities say a Florida man who lives with his parents has been charged with attacking his father with a Christmas tree and its metal stand.

According to the Manatee County sheriff’s report, 37-year-old Thomas Edward Lackie was arrested and charged with felony assault last week.

Authorities say he threw the 3-foot Christmas tree at his father but missed. They say he then tried to use its steel base to strike him. His father and mother subdued him.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that he denied trying to strike his father.

Authorities didn’t immediately return a call by The Associated Press seeking information on the incident and whether Lackie has a lawyer.

Continuing the fine holiday tradition of having a knock-down drag-out with your family (although, such things usually end with somebody knocking the tree over, not using it as a bristly nunchuck to fell dear ol’ dad).

But really, a three-foot tree?  Charlie Brown could do better than that.

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