Police: Connecticut Man Whacks Guest in Head With Shovel Before Brandishing Gun
Reports have just surfaced that something obviously went very wrong at a local Halloween party this past October when a Connecticut man allegedly went upside a house guest's head with a shovel before reportedly pulling out a gun. Spooky stuff.
As reported by Patch, police say that 20-year-old Brandon Michael Weiner of Fairfield, CT turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday, January 5 after learning of a warrant for his arrest. Weiner was charged with disorderly conduct and second-degree assault for allegedly hitting a Halloween party guest in the head with a shovel.
Authorities say the weapon was a metal fireplace shovel, and that Weiner also was seen brandishing a firearm. The report states, the 20-year-old Fairfield Weiner was hosting a Halloween party on Oct. 31, 2020 when the assault happened.
Cops say the victim was taken to St. Vincent's Medical Center and treated for a suspected concussion and head trauma. Weiner has agreed to appear in court on January 26, he's denied the allegations and the police investigation has not turned up the alleged firearm.
In my opinion, the main problem with the scenario stems from the setting -- A house party. A Halloween house party with shovels in attendance, no less. Ain't no party like a shovel party cause a shovel party don't stop!
I can tell you from attending hundreds of house parties, things can go south in a hurry. When you have underage kids, alcohol and zero supervision, everything becomes a weapon. House parties are like ninja temples -- people are going to use their surroundings to their advantage and a marble horse head statue quickly becomes a blunt object to clear someone "out of your face." When a beef jumps off, you hope you are standing in the right spot and the right object just happens to be near you. No one wants to bring a dust pan to a bowling ball fight.
All joking aside, I certainly hope the victim heals up quick and I hope the alleged attacker learns a lesson. House parties are overrated and there is no reason to hit someone with a shovel.
One day, you wake up, and you don't want to go to house parties anymore. You also reach an age where proving that you're a tough guy by hurting someone seems ridiculous.