Saturday, November 07, 2009

Drunk Scotsman Challenges Lamppost to a Fight and Loses

Several years ago, I was driving in downtown Mishawaka, Indiana with my wife, sitting behind a car at a stoplight. The two passengers in the car started hassling a teenager who was walking on the sidewalk, because he held his arms wide and shouted, "you want a piece of me? You want a piece of me?!"

Because he was glaring at those people so intently, he completely missed the lamppost until he ran face first into it.

Nothing deflates an ego worse than a face plant into a lamppost. Unless you challenge it to a fight.

David Robinson of Crieff, Scotland had been drunk when he was shouting at passers-by and challenging him to a fight. However, Robinson must not have been that threatening, because they ignored him, which made him more angry.

According to an article on STV, the police showed up and watched as Robinson, tired of being ignored by real people, turned on the lamppost and shouted at it to "come and have a go."

When the police moved to arrest them, he yelled at them to fight him.

Robinson later admitted his guilt in Perth Sheriff Court (in Scotland, a Sheriff is a judge), and was given 80 hours of community service.

After he completes his community service, fight organizers have arranged a bout between Robinson and a mail box. If he wins, he'll face a telephone box for the title.

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