Cops: Man Dies After Being Given 'Atomic Wedgie'

He was 'suffocated with his own underwear'

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 8, 2014 4:43 PM CST | Updated Jan 8, 2014 7:14 PM CST

(Newser) – A completely nuts crime report out of Oklahoma: Police say a man died after being given an "atomic wedgie" by his stepson. "I'd never seen this before, but when we first looked at our victim ... the waistband of his underwear was around his neck," says Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth. The victim, Denver Lee St. Clair, was already dead when police found him at his home on Dec. 21. His stepson, Brad Davis told investigators an altercation occurred after he went to the house.

Davis, 33, says St. Clair, 58, "jumped" him when he arrived. It appears there was a fight at that point: St. Clair had a head wound and his underwear had been pulled up his back, over his head, and around his neck. His cause of death was found to be blunt force trauma to the head and asphyxiation. In other words, as the Oklahoman puts it, he was "suffocated with his own underwear." Davis faces a murder charge. It's not clear what sparked the argument, but WOWK-TV says the men had been drinking and St. Clair may have insulted his estranged wife, Davis' mother.

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