In the vast web of weird, there’s always a violent odd to take the cake — makes the weekend so enjoyable, and weirds out a Saturday evening.
Self-possessed, self-centered know-it-all, and shitty, too, all in Arlington, Virginia:
Having a normal one over here. https://t.co/Grm9my9YuR
— Dan Lamothe (@DanLamothe) April 16, 2022
Crazy yet in line with the GQP and the cruelty the point:
In an apparent case of mistaken assumptions, a woman pepper sprayed someone she believed to be a stranger taking photos of children.
The kids, however, were his.
The incident happened on the 1100 block of S. Hayes Street, the same block as the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City mall, around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
“Police were dispatched to the report of an assault in progress,” said today’s Arlington County Police Department crime report.
“Upon arrival, it was determined that the unknown female suspect approached a security guard and stated she believed the victim was taking pictures of juveniles not known to him.”
“The security guard made contact with the victim and determined he was taking photos of his children,” the crime report notes.
But that explanation apparently did not satisfy the woman, who then pulled out a can of pepper spray.
“The suspect then intervened, deployed pepper spray and sprayed the victim, before fleeing the scene on foot,” the crime report says.
“The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated on scene by medics. The investigation is ongoing.”
The suspect, said to be in her late 20s or early 30s, remains at large.
She is being sought on a charge of “malicious injury by caustic agent.”
I can only WTF to the entire thing — there has to be a more-reasonable, background to the story, right?
Along with such, there’s always this in the current nowadays to also mark a weekend:
Rows of new graves in Irpin near Kyiv. #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/weTRmtfOjM
— Ostap Yarysh (@OstapYarysh) April 16, 2022
And the weather coal-fire, too:
Meanwhile in California’s Central Valley, here we are once again…
(Illustration out front: Pablo Picasso’s ‘The Weeping Woman [La Femme qui pleure],’ found here)