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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-07 06:56 PM
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Former smoker attacks smoking guests (w/a bat)
Former smoker attacks smoking guests


KITCHENER

Call it quitter's rage. A 21-year-old Kitchener man who had recently quit smoking didn't want the offending weed anywhere near him last summer.

So when Brian Roth had a party on Aug. 12, he asked guests to go to a parking lot near his home if they wanted to smoke. He asked them not to light up across the street from his house. That was too close.

Four guests wouldn't follow his wishes, however. Just after midnight, the three men and one woman walked across the street and stood by a car, smoking.

Roth, who had been drinking, grabbed a wooden baseball bat and confronted them. He brandished the bat and then jabbed one of the men with it.

http://news.therecord.com/News/Local/article/276896
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-07 06:58 PM
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1. Guess he needed a smoke, bad.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-07 06:59 PM
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2. Overreact much, Mr. Roth?
:eyes:

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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-07 07:00 PM
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3. Where there's smoke, there's a raging fire?
Edited on Sat Dec-01-07 07:01 PM by Xipe Totec
Man, I'm glad I got past nicotine withdrawal without killing somebody.

Thank God nicotine is not addictive...




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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-07 07:02 PM
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4. Poking ain't nearly as bad as swinging.
Clearly the assailant didn't intend injury. There must be a defense in there somewhere. :sarcasm:
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-07 07:59 PM
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5. Nicotene withdrawal can make you a little cranky . nt
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-07 08:51 PM
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7. That wasn't the kind of withdrawal that made him cranky
This wonderful non-smoker "lost his standing" in the Jehovah's Witnesses church as a result of breaching a probation order not to drink.

Earlier, police saw him urinating in front of a restaurant on University Avenue in Waterloo. He had bloodshot eyes.
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-07 08:39 PM
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6. Well then I guess we should just let people smoke in front of everybody! n/t
Edited on Sat Dec-01-07 08:39 PM by LoZoccolo
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-07 08:58 PM
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8. god forbid you should SEE someone smoke. llordy
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-07 08:58 PM
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9. someone was jonesing big time.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-07 09:01 PM
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10. I find it hard to believe that a former smoker act like an asshole
to people who still smoke.

(Call me crazy....)
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-07 09:15 PM
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11. The three guys should have taken the bat and shoved it up his ass.
What a fucking dickhead.
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EvilAL Donating Member (357 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-02-07 01:43 AM
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12. Sounds like fun.
You are cordially invited to my party.
Food and drink anywhere on premises.
Smokers must remain off of my property and out of sight at all times while engaging in smoking.
A shower may be required if cigarette smoke can be smelled on your person. If you smoke you should bring a change of clothes and a toothbrush/paste or a pack of Excel Inferno.

I'm there.
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ShaneGR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-02-07 01:59 AM
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13. So he throws a party, and expects smokers to not smoke, even across the street
In a way, I feel for him. I'm a smoker, and it's one hell of an addiction to overcome. But across the street? How about outside?

On a side note, I'd love to see some threads on how cigarette tax dollars are spent in different municipalities. For example, the city of Cleveland built 3 sports stadium/arenas and renovated a 100 block 4 lane street with "sin" cigarette taxing. Honestly, if people are going to complain about smoking, take them off the shelves.
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