August 23, 2010

Erick Blanton - Jailed After Going on Rampage Over Lost Arm Wrestling Match

Fort Pierce, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - Erick Lee Blanton, a 25-year-old Florida man was jailed Sunday after he allegedly threw a tantrum after losing an arm wrestling match.

According to Fort Pierce Police, Blanton became upset after he challenged a man to an arm wrestling contest and lost.

Investigators say Blanton retaliated for the loss by getting into a red pickup truck and then driving over the home's lawn and mailbox. He then reportedly tried to hit bystanders.

Investigators say the man's bizarre acts came to a head when he reportedly grabbed a rifle and then forced his opponent to arm wrestle again - This time while holding the rifle to his opponent's forehead.

Blanton was later arrested at his home.

He was booked into the St. Lucie County Jail on four counts of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle and one count of assault with a deadly weapon.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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