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Dad points laser at rival goalie's eyes

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by gravehunter, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    A Massachusetts father will face criminal charges for allegedly aiming a laser pointer into the eyes of the opposing goalie at his daughter's high school hockey game.

  2. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Well, nobody could have seen that coming.

  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Unsportsmanlike sure, but criminal charges?

    Disorderly conduct, I guess. He'll be fined $500 and be labeled an asshole for life.

    Bang the gavel.
  4. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    That's what I'm thinking too, Steak.
  5. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    Haven't they proved those things can cause permanent vision loss? That could lead to criminal charges. Either way, at the next game he should be stripped naked at center ice and let the girl slap shot him in the nuts with her goalie stick.
  6. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Yeah, this isn't just "Oh, he's being a jerk at a sporting event." You can do real, serious damage with those things.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I guess, but you don't get charged with murder if you don't kill a person. He'll get a fine and public ridicule, maybe banned from the rink, but not more than that.
  8. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    That's certainly an interesting analogy.
  9. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    You can be charged with assault if you hit someone and they don't get hurt.
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Yes, but not battery. So far he's been charged with disorderly conduct, which more often than not ends up getting dismissed or adjudicated with a small fine.
  11. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Frankly, the way things are going these days, I'm just glad there wasn't a rifle attached to that laser.
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Someone was using the cannon.

    EDIT - fuck
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