Arm Wrestler Loses, Goes on Rampage

Fla. man attempts to run people over, pulls gun on rival
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Suggested by hogstr
Posted Aug 23, 2010 4:08 PM CDT
A 25-year-old South Florida man flew into a violent rage after losing an arm wrestling match, local police say.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – Some people just can't take the emotional devastation that is losing an arm-wrestling match: South Florida cops say 25-year-old Erick Lee Blanton lost to a stronger opponent, then proceeded to flip out, jumping in his pickup, smashing a mailbox, and attempting to run down several people. For an encore, reports the AP, Blanton is accused of producing a rifle and holding it to his victorious opponent's head.

Blanton was arrested at his house a short time afterward, and charged with five counts of aggravated assault, both with a vehicle and a deadly weapon.

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