Who the fuck gets into a fight with an opossum, and over what?
I can’t answer the second part of that question, but the answer to the first is41-year-old Kevin A. Temple.
Temple was observed by police walking on the sidewalk holding a live opossum by the tail. He told police he had gotten into a fight with the animal and it had bitten him on the hand. Temple then proceeded to slam the opossum on the sidewalk, killing it.
Police said Temple was intoxicated. They took him to Southwest Regional Medical Center in Waynesburg to receive medical treatment for bites to his hand.
At the hospital, police said, Temple fought with them and they eventually had to Taser him before they could restrain him. Temple was charged with resisting arrest, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.