Saturday, July 8, 2017

Oklahoma City Man Arrested Following Fight Over "Star Wars" VS "Star Trek"

When I was a kid, I was completely into "Star Wars." I watched the movies. I had the action figures. I had the toys. I had the lunch box. It was great. Then I got older and began watching "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and I've been a Trekkie ever since (Jon's Side-Note: Don't lecture me about how I should call myself a Trekker. That's a stupid nickname. Just sayin'...).

But I don't hold it against anyone for enjoying "Star Wars" over "Star Trek." Case in point:
Police say a fight over Star Trek and Star Wars led to an assault in the metro... Oklahoma City Police Department reports show that (a 23-year-old man who should know each other) and another man were in the living room of an apartment... when they began arguing if Star Wars or Star Trek was better. The victim told police he became frustrated and stated "You're just a trick" before walking back to his room.

(The accused assailant) allegedly followed the man and shoved him to the ground. The victim got back up and told police he stated "You wanna replay that?" and was once again shoved to the ground. Police say (the accused assailant) then wrapped his arm around the victim's neck and began choking him. The victim was near unconsciousness when he pulled out a pocket knife.
The accused assailant was subsequently arrested and charged with assault and battery, possession of marijuana, and outstanding Oklahoma County warrants. All over an out-of-control debate about one science fiction franchise versus the other.

It's not clear from the article if the assailant was into "Star Wars" or if he was into "Star Trek." I'm guessing that he's into "Star Wars."

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