December 27, 2008
Randi Young / Heath Blom - Couple Charged With Assault After Boyfriend Throws Tantrum Over Not Getting The Christmas Present He Wanted
Portsmouth, New Hampshire (The Weekly Vice) - New Hampshire may have enjoyed a white Christmas, but a Portsmouth couple celebrated a black and blue Christmas after a brawl broke out between the pair when the boyfriend didn't get the present he wanted.
Randi Young, 24, and Heath Blom, 26, were both arrested on assault charges after police observed the pair with scrapes and bruises following a brawl over a video game console the boyfriend apparently didn't want as a Christmas present.
Portsmouth police say Heath Blom (right), who lives with his girlfriend at his grandparents home, allegedly became upset after receiving a Nintendo Wii video game console for Christmas instead of the $1,000 remote control plane he asked his grandparents for.
"When he didn't get the plane, he got really upset. He acted like a 10-year-old kid," said his girlfriend, Randi Young.
Although Blom admitted that he was angered over receiving the Wii, he claimed to a reporter that he actually asked his grandparents to buy it for his Birthday in April.
Angry at her boyfriend's behavior, Young allegedly hid the video game console and began packing her bags to leave. Blom told police when he tried to stop Young from leaving, she allegedly popped him in the eye. Young told police Blom grabbed her by the hair and dragged her down two flights of stairs.
Blom reportedly ended up with a swollen eye, while Young finished out Christmas day with a knot on her head and a swollen nose, according to the woman's father, Ricky Young.
"[They] fight like little kids," said Ricky Young. "But on Christmas of all days? That's ridiculous."
Police didn't care who started it or what the issue was about. Upon viewing the injuries to one another, authorities arrested them both on a misdemeanor charge of domestic simple-assault.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
Oh where to begin with this one? There are so many issues of serious FAIL here, it's truly hard to know where to start. I suppose the idea of a 26 year old man sponging off his grandparents is the first compaint I'd have.
Living with your relatives at age 26 is bad enough, but to ask them to put out $1,000 for a toy is asinine at best. Throwing a fit when he didn't get it - how to you address that level of loathsomeness?
The only thing that went right on this day was when Young finally had enough of his pathetic whining and popped him in the face.
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