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Dr. Pepper Plays a Role in 2 Sad, Strange Cases

Chad Kinnaird, 39, is arrested for pointing a gun at his son's head
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2020 4:00 PM CST

(Newser) – A Louisiana man is in hot water for allegedly putting a loaded gun to his son's head—because the boy drank their last Dr. Pepper, KATC reports. Chad Kinnaird, 39, was arrested Wednesday after the apparent incident in West Monroe. According to authorities, Kinnaird had been drinking and got angry when he came home Dec. 28 while carrying a gun. Kinnaird's 11-year-old daughter said he confessed to doing it, and Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies found a .32-caliber handgun on a nightstand. Kinnaird has been charged with domestic abuse battery child endangerment; he also faces a felony charge of violating a protective order. He denies the allegations, per Newsweek.

In another strange Dr. Pepper incident, a Florida man was collared for allegedly smashing his vehicle into a bar to drink one. Gavin Lee, 28, was charged with armed burglary after the alleged Dec. 27 incident at Re-Rack Bar in Panama City, per WMBB. Authorities say he tried getting into the bar, which was closed, so he left and came back in his Ford F-250, which he crashed into the bar's glass front. He then allegedly grabbed a Dr. Pepper out of the cooler, sat at a bar table, and drank it. He was carrying a Ruger LCP handgun at the time. (Read more soda stories.)

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