A Christmas tree, that is.Â Check out this news item from sunny Florida:
PARRISH, Fla. â€“ 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?Â Charlie Brown could do better than that.