Marley's Mellow Mood Bottle Nearly Decapitated Teacher Karen Brindle

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Courtesy of Karen Brindle
The makers of Marley's Mellow Mood, a beverage meant to relax the human soul, might want to consider adding a more potent chilling-out agent to the recipe. Because the drink is made in partnership with some members of reggae icon Bob Marley's family, we suggest something closer to ganja, because at least one person who drank Mellow Mood apparently needs something stronger.

On Tuesday afternoon, Miami-Dade public school teacher Karen Brindle and a friend were jogging on the sidewalk along Old Cutler Road in Cutler Bay when she was hit in the side of the head with a half-full bottle of Marley's Mellow Mood honey-flavored tea.

According to Brindle, the unknown assailant was in a red compact car traveling north on Old Cutler, the same direction she was jogging.

"About a mile into our run, I suddenly felt this explosion in my ear and a burning sensation," Brindle says. "I'm guessing the bottle hit my head at 40 miles per hour."

Despite suffering a gash behind her ear that required three stitches and a tetanus shot, Brindle is keeping a good sense of humor about the unfortunate incident.

"I laughed when I saw it was a Marley's Mellow Mood drink because throwing it at me obviously wasn't the most mellow thing to do," she says. "My guess is that whoever threw it, did it intentionally. The way it hit me, it had to have been perfectly aimed at my head."

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Courtesy of Karen Brindle
Brindle says she filed a police report just in case other innocent joggers or pedestrians get pelted with a Marley's bottle.

"I have no idea who it was," she says. "But karma will take care of it."

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11 comments
crunchnasty
crunchnasty

I like how you say its Marley's Mellow Tea that nearly decapitated (really?) her, and it wasn't some psycho throwing a glass bottle at a pedestrian.  So not only are you basically lying in the headline, but you slam Marley's tea as well.  You call yourself a journalist?  Where's your integrity?

Sumguy
Sumguy

Three stitches...nearly decapitated...same thing.

WIsecracker
WIsecracker

Three stitches is a far cry from "nearly decapitated."   Hyperbole should not be part of news  headlines.

DocChaos
DocChaos

So she picked up the bottle... And the nice policeman didn't dust it for prints... Or did he? If not, leave it to the karma-cops because everyone else is asleep.

This could have been an accident. The bottle could have been launched by a kid in the back of  a mini-van. Or it could have been intentional. But unless cops follow the most basic of clues, we'll never know.

The worst thing about this is she could easily have been blinded or killed. You never know the vulnerabilities of those you hurt intentionally or accidentally but you're no less responsible.

I'm hopeful fingerprints were taken from that bottle. I'm hopeful that an educated woman would have sense enough not to handle the bottle. And I'm hopeful Miami has cops who know the most basic crime scene investigation. Perhaps that's asking too much.

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Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

 Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

Chi-Town
Chi-Town

You guys in Miami are a bunch of cry babies!!! Stop your crying and move on, Ozzie is the man, and Bob's melow drink is awesome!!!!

Johnsmith
Johnsmith

Runners need to stay off the street for safety reasons and bicyclers need to follow the traffic laws. I regularly see runners in the street in the dark with no lights or reflective gear.  You already know how the bicycle mafia is...blowing stop signs, blowing through lights...giving no attention around corners.  This is in light of several bicyclers already having been killed. 

seep
seep

fucking Miami.  I've also gotten stuff thrown at me at high velocity during my runs--and idiots screaming shit from their cars, and drivers on their phones almost mowing me down and then speeding away, and 90% OF DRIVERS NEVER USING A TURN SIGNAL!  and and and

akpsiprez
akpsiprez

Johnsmith you are probably one of those miami drivers that gives a rat's ass about anyone else.

readthestory
readthestory

Yes, but this runner was on the sidewalk, not the street, in broad daylight, not in the dark.

Juiceman
Juiceman

God forbid that drivers watch out of bicyclists or runners.  And maybe just maybe when one of the drunk or distracted scumbag drivers hits a pedestrian or cyclist, just maybe they might have the compassion or moral sense to stop instead of fleeing.  Are there cyclists that don't follow the rules of the road?  Yes.  Are there drivers who are irresponsible murderers?  Yes.  Never heard of a cyclist killer a driver of a car.  But I have heard of plenty of drivers killing cyclists.

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