Brad Davis Mug Shot
Brad Lee Davis killed his own stepfather last year by giving him an “atomic wedgie” (that is, pulling his underwear all the way over his head). The elder man was asphyxiated by the the elastic band from the garment that ended up around his neck. Prosecutors initially sought first-degree murder charges, but reached a deal where Davis plead guilty this week to a lesser charge of first-degree manslaughter. That charge carries a four-year minimum, but prosecutors indicate they are still going to seek a 35-year sentence when the case goes before the judge for sentencing.
And this seems like the rare story that didn’t happen in Florida!
Atomic Wedgies! Charles Ross was arrested for delivering wedgies outside a movie theater in Bradenton, Florida. Apparently he was filming them to post to YouTube, as he has with other videos of him putting people in uncomfortable situations. I haven’t been able to find his YouTube videos.
The police got called, and somebody actually felt strongly enough about their wedgie to press charges. Battery is defined as an unlawful, unwanted touching. The statute is broad enough for charges to be brought. It’s silly, but the State can go forward on it, if they feel it’s worthwhile. Your tax dollars at work! Only in Florida! Thanks Tammy for the tip.