My Grandfather Was Charge With Attempted Murder Because of a Snake

@Hate2Iron (7310)
Canada
August 27, 2016 5:35pm CST
Now this was a story that I didn't know about until a year ago. I don't know how it didn't become legend in the family because if that isn't a story that legends are made of, I don't know what is. It all began because Grandpa was deathly afraid of snakes. To look at him, you would never know. He could take on a man twice his size and win. But throw a snake at him and he would freak out apparently. One day one of his friends decided as a joke to throw one at him. This is where the story changes. One story said that it was a real snake, the other story was that it was a stick that every one shouted was a snake. Anyway, Grandpa went bullistic and beat the crap out of the man who had thrown it at him. He was then charged with attempted murder until the judge heard the whole story... believe it or not the charges were dropped. Now, if I could just find something in a newspaper lol... I would love to know what actually happened!! Now they say that stories like this might not be 100% true, but there is always a nugget of truth. From what I know of Grandpa, I could see him doing it!
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@Happy2BeMe (61701)
• Canada
27 Aug 16
Having such a great fear of snakes I can understand why your grandfather reacted the way that he did when provoked. It was cruel of the other person to think something like that would be amusing. I guess he quickly learned that it wasn't the case. I am glad it was thrown out.
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@Hate2Iron (7310)
• Canada
28 Aug 16
I doubt that the man ever played a joke like that ever again!
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@Happy2BeMe (61701)
• Canada
28 Aug 16
@Hate2Iron probably not. He got what he had coming to him though.
@cacay1 (31790)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
28 Aug 16
@Happy2BeMe , That is it, he was provoked. Never provoke someone .We never know what happens next.
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
27 Aug 16
That was a mean trick to play on him. They knew he was afraid of snakes and they should not have done it. I am glad they dropped the attempted murder charge. If it happened at all.
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@Hate2Iron (7310)
• Canada
28 Aug 16
It's just one of those stories that circulated in the family... Unless I can find an account in a paper, I don't think that we will ever know for sure.
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
28 Aug 16
@Hate2Iron These stories are always based on truth but get changed and distorted with the telling and retelling.
@Jdaw1985 (4024)
• Harrells, North Carolina
27 Aug 16
I can see some of the people I know that is scared of snake's doing the very same thing.
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@Hate2Iron (7310)
• Canada
28 Aug 16
I don't think that Grandpa thought the situation out to any degree. First he was terrified at being in such contact with a snake and then being furious for the joke that was played on him.
@shivamani10 (9366)
• Hyderabad, India
27 Aug 16
Totally unbelievable. How can it be an attempt to murder when it is a snake, whether live or artificial one.
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@cacay1 (31790)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
28 Aug 16
Why not ask your siblings if true or not true hehehehe.Of course, if true, I cannot blame your grandpa, that was an assault.
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@Hate2Iron (7310)
• Canada
28 Aug 16
None of them are interested in the Family Tree other than me. I don't think that Mom every brought it up before she mentioned it to me.
@acelawrites (10358)
• Philippines
28 Aug 16
That man should not joked your grandpa like that. It was good the charge was dropped.
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@Hate2Iron (7310)
• Canada
28 Aug 16
Convicting him would have been cruel!!
@JudyEv (91813)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Aug 16
I believe someone might react like this if they were so afraid of snakes.
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@Hate2Iron (7310)
• Canada
28 Aug 16
Well, when we were kids we were at their house every summer... he kept his fear quite hidden!!
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@lekhya (819)
• India
28 Aug 16
I'm sorry for that. It looks all this started to out of fun and later led to some dangerous consequences. Its also a sought of bullying. Some people find it amusing to bully people.I'm totally against it. One should always respect other persons feelings and behave accordingly how strong their relationship might be. Fun should be to only a certain extent.
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@Hate2Iron (7310)
• Canada
28 Aug 16
Isn't that the truth!! I think that the man, learned his lesson!!
@franxav (3470)
28 Aug 16
I believe the story for I know persons who can lose their temper at such a joke!
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@Hate2Iron (7310)
• Canada
28 Aug 16
I never saw any violence in Grandpa all the years that I knew him, but I guess he could be one way with his grandchildren and another way with adults.
@Juliaacv (20409)
• Canada
27 Aug 16
It doesn't appear as though it were murder, as it seems as though he was provoked.
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@Hate2Iron (7310)
• Canada
28 Aug 16
I suppose they thought that the beating that Grandpa gave him was a little severe!
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@BelleStarr (30028)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug 16
Well lots of the ld newspapers have been digitalized, you might just be able to find the story!! It would be worth searching for.
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