From the Bainbridge Island police blotter for December 25th:
Assault: A Bainbridge woman was arrested for striking her boyfriend’s head with a hot cup of cocoa at a Pleasant Beach Drive home shortly after 11:15 p.m. Police found the victim cleaning the peppermint schnapps-flavored hot chocolate off of a vehicle parked in a garage. He told police he had made the hot chocolate to ease the suspect’s nerves after they had an argument about financial issues. The hot chocolate’s ceramic mug caused a small lump when it struck him near an ear.
Merry friggin’ Christmas, idiot! This year I got you a concussion!
Aren’t we classy on Bainbridge? Somewhere else it might have been a glass of Rebel Yell, and not (I’m guessing here) a handmade ceramic mug filled with Scharffen Berger hot cocoa with schnapps. But I think the island version would pack the bigger punch.
Especially if the cocoa was HOT.
And do we believe the official statement? A fight about financial issues? Would that make you throw a spiked mug of cocoa? What do you think they were really fighting about?
[If they’re not careful, someone could end up living in a canoe….]