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Teen goes berserk after arm wrestling loss

The Local/og · 3 May 2012, 11:39

Published: 03 May 2012 11:39 GMT+02:00

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A 19-year-old man at a party in Billinge, southern Sweden, challenged a 24-year-old to an arm wrestle on Friday night, according to the Skånskan newspaper.

To make the experience as fair as possible, the men competed with their right and left arms, each winning one round.

However, an offhand comment by the 19-year-old, in which he claimed he would have won had his arm not been sore, started a major kerfuffle at around 11pm.

“Then let’s fight about it instead,” the 19-year-old from Eslöv stated, beginning an alcohol-fueled rampage, according to the paper.

The teenager took his opponent in a chokehold from behind, meanwhile bashing a bottle of vodka over his head until the bottle smashed.

Another 19-year-old, who tried to stop the fight, managed to get the wrestler out of the house, but was kicked in the process.

However, things turned worse when the rampaging man got hold of a switchblade and swiped at a 17-year-old, cutting the younger man’s finger as he attempted to shield himself from the knife.

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The melee continued, and an 18-year-old was hit in the jaw and a 17-year-old girl was kicked and beaten with iron bars.

Police were called to the scene just after 11pm, however there were no reports of charges having been filed.

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12:24 May 3, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
The 19 year old is still on his prolonged Swedish crime holiday (no meaniningful punishment, no matter what he does), so after he lost the arm wrestling match to the 24 year old, he proceeded to attack, beat, cut, smash everyone and everything in sight, and predictably got off without the police even bothering to lay charges.

This is the land of unlimited criminal rights without any adult responsibilities.
12:50 May 3, 2012 by libertarianism
Re 1, perhaps this is Jante Law as well. If victims were truly acknowledged, then this might suggest that they were deserving of special treatment. And no one is special.

So rape, stab, deny medical care, etc. to any individual with very little-to-no consequence. Only the herd is of consequnce. No matter about these self-absorbed, so-called victims, the herd will make new humans.

Breed, breed, breed. Tax, tax, tax. No wonder people snap and stab each other... Speaking of, be careful when shopping. I noticed the new potatoes were in yesterday, and there's often stampedes around the boxes. :(
13:57 May 3, 2012 by muscle
hmm knife attacks are becoming quite frequent. should the knives be now made in some special way so that they can not be use for fighting? I remember that some one told me in the armed forces academy, that knives at dining table along with the forks and spoons, are designed with dull edges so that they may not be used for fighting purposes.

But now I see really sharp knives at the dining tables with pointy heads. I think they should be changed now
17:07 May 3, 2012 by Dazzler
#3 You can stab the hell out of someone with a butter knife....it being dull just makes it hurt more!!

Maybe an outright ban on all knives is what is needed!

Zombie says " uuunnnnggg must protect the sheep"
17:14 May 3, 2012 by gpafledthis
Ahh !! The good old days are back !! He should have burned the place down around their ears for a proper finish !! But still a bit strange in US we eat kerfluffles for breakfast !!
22:28 May 3, 2012 by Dr. Dillner
Perhaps he should be relieved of his testicles?
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