Friday, August 24, 2007
In Oklahoma City, a man has been charged with aggravated assault and battery, after causing extensive damage to another man's scrotum.
Allen Michael Beckett reacted violently and launched a verbal attack when Brian Thomas entered a local bar wearing a Texas Longhorn T-shirt. Thomas said Beckett called him "everything under the sun”.
Thomas claims he and a friend sat at a table in the corner and tried to ignore Beckett's tirade, but Beckett -- who is apparently an OU fan, kept screaming at him.
He said after about 20 minutes, he had had enough of the abuse so he went to pay his tab when Beckett grabbed his crotch and would not let go.
Thomas repeatedly punched the man in self-defense attempting to deter him from further harm to his groin, but to no avail. The crazed man continued to pull at his scrotum until Thomas felt his scrotum tear and blood dripping down his leg.
It took more than 60 stitches to close the wound to his scrotum.
The felony charge carries up to five years in prison.