My Grandfather Was Charge With Attempted Murder Because of a Snake
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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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.
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.