Florida Man Attacks Mom's Boyfriend with Samurai Sword over Can of Missing Shrimp

Categories: WTF Florida

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The thing I'm most shocked about by this story is that canned shrimp exists. This is Florida. We expect people to do all sorts of crazy things with weird knives, but we also expect people to at least eat fresh shrimp.

Jayson Laughman, a 34-year-old from Volusia County, was arrested Saturday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after getting into a domestic disturbance over a can of shrimp.

According to The Orlando Sentinel, Laughman's mother's boyfriend, Michael Airhart, who is 52, accused Laughman of stealing a can of shrimp. Laughman apparently would not stand for having his honor besmirched over a canned shrimp, so the argument soon escalated into threats of a physical fight.

Laughman and Airhart decided to take it outside where Laughman threatened his not-quite-step-daddy with a statue. Though, the two managed to cool off for the moment. Airhart returned inside to the mother's bedroom.

Laughman however decided he was going to get the last laugh, man. He grabbed a Samurai sword and used it break down the bedroom door. He once again threatened Airhart, this time with the sword, but his mother and Airhart managed to cool him down.

Laughman retreated once again, this time to the kitchen, but grabbed some knives out of a drawer. He returned to the bedroom and started throwing them at Airhart. Airhat managed to escape by sliding glass doors in the bedroom.

When police came Laughman claimed he couldn't remember anything because he "went into code red and lost his temper." He also started complaining of chest pains and was taken to the hospital.

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drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

anyway, like I was sayin', shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that's about it.

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