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Angry teen attacks friend for nude mum joke

31 May 2012, 07:57

Published: 31 May 2012 07:57 GMT+02:00

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“You don’t say bad things about someone’s mother, especially when you don’t really know each other that well,” the boy told police, according to local paper Göteborgsposten (GP).

The two 17-year-olds were working together at a Gothenburg telemarketing company in December last year when the incident occurred.

While the staff was having a laugh and there were general high jinks in the office, one of the 17-year-old boys held up his mobile phone and showing a picture of a naked girl he said:

“Your mum sent me a picture.”

His targeted co-worker reacted immediately.

Picking up one of the office chairs, a heavy desk chair with wheels, he raised it over his head and subsequently flung the seat at the boy with the offending image, according to the paper.

On impact the boy with the phone started to bleed profusely and had to be taken to hospital.

The chair-throwing teen has now been charged with assault, but denies the charge. In police interrogation, at which his mother was present, he defended himself.

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“Everything went black before my eyes when he showed me the picture and I felt sad and humiliated. My mother means everything to me,” said the boy according to GP.

TT/Rebecca Martin


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Your comments about this article

10:11 May 31, 2012 by Jenta
And this is international news.
10:16 May 31, 2012 by gpafledthis
Another "honor" attack ??
11:32 May 31, 2012 by Scepticion
rubbish news
12:15 May 31, 2012 by johan rebel
"went out of hand"

And this is brought to us almost half a year after the event?
12:49 May 31, 2012 by Cephalectomy
you do not f*** up with muslim/arab moms. everyone should have respect and the joke crossed the f*** line. i would have done exactly the same, though im not that young
13:24 May 31, 2012 by Hauser

haha ...are you serious ???
15:01 May 31, 2012 by Abe L
Apparently these people don't spend a whole lot of time on the internet, jokes about one another mother and hypothetical sexual interaction with aforementioned relative are most common.
15:35 May 31, 2012 by uunbeliever
@Jenta: The Local, Sweden's news in English...

@Abe L: The "mother" joke is usually a western, if not North American, joke. In Sweden insults and such tend to be religious in nature, not sexual.
18:33 May 31, 2012 by HYBRED
It has been said that in Sweden you fight with words and not your fist's. But there is a limit.
22:39 May 31, 2012 by dizzymoe33
Hey what do you know there is still some Viking left in the blood lines of Swedish citizens!!!! I am glad to hear he defended his mother good for him.
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