Florida Teen Named Bamboo Flute Stabbed Dad Because He "Wondered What It Would Be Like"

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via Alachua County Sheriff's Office
Bamboo Flute Blanchard
Tuesday evening, an 18-year-old Gainesville resident named Bamboo Flute Blanchard grabbed a pocket knife and idly thought, I wonder what it would be like to take a life?

Then he wandered into the bedroom where his dad was lying, opened the knife, and plunged it into his chest.

The 54-year-old, whom sheriffs haven't identified, told police he thought his son had just punched him in the chest until he looked down and saw the knife sticking out, the Gainesville Sun reports.

Bamboo's father was taken to a local hospital, where he refused to give any further statements to police.

When officers arrested the 18-year-old, he also refused to discuss the stabbing, instead replying only with "grunts," the Sun reports.

A younger brother witnessed the stabbing, though. Police say after musing about "taking a life," Bamboo initially rubbed the knife over his own heart before declaring he couldn't "handle it."

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ijoeling
ijoeling

Peace/Love, I can say what I want..It's a free world and freedom of speech!

xpeacexandxlove
xpeacexandxlove

You people don't know this family like I do. I come from an upper middle class family, and I will say that this family has shown me more love than almost anyone in my life. Everyone has their issues, be understanding of them. That's the problem we have in America: we turn those who have mental issues into monsters, when Bamboo is truly a wonderful person who just needed treatment. I have had an uncle who has done a murder suicide where he and his wife perished because he was a paranoid schizophrenic. Don't turn these people into monsters, don't be an ignorant piece of shit and blame their problems on their unique names, either. They are all beautiful people. Even if you are someone who knows them by their first names, you're judging them purely by speculation, which makes you quite the fool. Oh and the writer of this article has their facts wrong; I know because I showed up immediately after it happened and also went to the hospital to see the father, who is like my sergeant father. Get your facts straight, Tim. I understand this was written quite a while ago, but you have no idea how angry it makes me when I find articles like these, ESPECIALLY when you don't even have the facts straight. People love to talk down about others, I suppose it makes them feel better about their mediocre lives?

phylinthehill
phylinthehill

With a name like that what else culd you expect!!  Don't these parents realize they are setting their children up to fail with these outlandish names.  They are laughed at, made fun of because their mother threw an alphabet loaded dice and pinned the name on a child.  Half the time they can't spell the name much less write it!!

phylinthehill
phylinthehill

With a name like that what else could yu expect.  Do these parents realize that they are setting these kids to fail.  Half the time they can barely spell the name and are laughed at and bullied over their mamma drama.

noreentheriault
noreentheriault

Well I can tell you where his parents went wrong...when they named him Bamboo Flute!

the_other_david
the_other_david

The kid will be released for declaring he did it on self-defense (naming him Bamboo Flute Blanchard, was an aggression to him).

fratdawgg23
fratdawgg23

"I wonder what it would be like to take a life?"

This country is really suffering with an Empathy Deficit. 

ijoeling
ijoeling

Exactly my thought...The family lives in the same town I do and has all fucked up names: Aloha, Rain, India, Inca, Lotus, Gandhi, Canoe, Mountain, Leaf,  Babaji, and Ocala Forest (probably more)..Ocala and Bamboo both arrested in the last month..and Bamboo's second arrest in 1 month. Just saying. 

jamiesadler
jamiesadler

Apparently mental disease runs in this family. WTF names their child Bamboo Flute?????????

Bob Yard
Bob Yard

The gene pool needs to be cleaned....

joaodena
joaodena

I would of killed my dad too, if he named me Bamboo Flute.

Vanessa Prota
Vanessa Prota

I guess I won't be naming my next kid Bamboo flute...

Kyle Awon
Kyle Awon

he probably jook his father with an #F SHARP

Kyle Awon
Kyle Awon

Jarrod Best-Mitchell joke of the morning

Brent Acosta
Brent Acosta

name your child bamboo flute...youre gonna have a bad time

Daniel Garzon
Daniel Garzon

Haven't they learned anything from A Boy Named Sue?

Henry Moses
Henry Moses

when he goes to jail he will know what it feels like to be jab from in the rear if get my meaning

Margaret Cruz
Margaret Cruz

lol...first read made me think he used a bamboo flute to stab his parent....

Cary Gonzalez
Cary Gonzalez

I'm sure the acid his parents dropped prior to his birth had something to do with it.....

Gregory Raveen Ramsaran
Gregory Raveen Ramsaran

Maybe the problem is his name is Bamboo Flute? What's wrong with these parents? Why isn't there a test for people to be parents?

xpeacexandxlove
xpeacexandxlove

@ijoeling Haha. I'm glad I came back to this. If freedom of speech means lying and creating a picture that just is absolutely not so, then so be it. But you are a bigot, sir. I'm sure if I knew your personal life, and I had the opportunity to plaster it on my site, then you and the people that love you would be quite upset. You're not perfect, I'm not perfect, neither is Bamboo. So take you freedom of making fun of those who are mentally ill and shove it way up your ass. One day, I'm sure, you'll be wishing people were not being so opinionated about someone you love.

xpeacexandxlove
xpeacexandxlove

@ijoeling Stop talking shit. You don't know them. Don't talk about Ocala, and don't talk about Bamboo. They have beautiful names, and are all wonderful people. I'm sorry you have to talk crap to get amusement in your life.

ijoeling
ijoeling

I'll say what I want when I want..Last time I checked it's a free world!! Freedom of speech as well..Check out the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights!  Have a nice day!

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