Today in people who don’t know what an internet or a library is: These two fellas who beat each other with a stick and a baseball bat when an argument over what mosquitos look like got out of hand.
According to an arrest warrant, officers found Shavers’ roommate standing outside with blood all over his face in the early morning hours of April 4. He told them Shavers had assaulted him.
Police found Shavers inside the home, sitting on his bed with blood on his head and hand, according to the affidavit.
It was then the victim explained to police how a discussion about what a mosquito looks like escalated into a fight. The roommate said Shavers grabbed a stick from behind his bed and started hitting him on the head with it, according to the affidavit. He said Shavers hit him at least six times, according to the affidavit.
The roommate then grabbed a metal bat from his closet and hit Shavers multiple times in the head.
It’s hard to tell who got the worst of things here. The unidentified victim required several stitches to close cuts on his head and cheek, but Victor Symone Shavers, who admitted to taking the first shot, ended up with a cut to the back of his head and a potentially broken hand, not to mention the part where he got arrested.
On second thought, maybe it’s not so hard.
But although we may know who won the battle on this night (not Mr. Shavers, for the record), we don’t know who won the argument. Who took what position and whether or not either was actually right were not reported. Also not reported was whether alcohol or other substances may have been involved in getting us to where we currently find ourselves.
We may never solve those issues, but we can darn sure go ahead and take care of one very important one right now.
Here, for future reference and to save the police another trip, is a page on the CDC website filled with pictures of mosquitos. Pictures such as this one.
That was easy.