wtf: violence at San Diego Comic Con
I’m sure the rush for seats is always a dangerous game, but seriously? (via 10News.com, a local San Diego TV station):
A young man who stabbed another near the eye with a pen Saturday at the Comic-Con convention at the San Diego Convention Center was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, police said.
The stabbing occurred around 4:45 p.m. at the convention center at 111 W. Harbor Drive, a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dispatcher said.
The men were in Hall H at Comic-Con when they argued over one sitting too close to the other in the crowded room, said San Diego police Officer David Stafford.
“Stabbed” might be a bit harsh: it turns out the injured party received only a minor cut. Still bad, though.
This I can totally believe:
Other attendees restrained the suspect until police arrived, the newspaper reported.
In fact, I can see the scene, during which — while I am witnessing it in my head — I am vacillating between approval for the civicmindedness of fans (which I noted here the other day) and derision for how they all couldn’t resist the opportunity to play John McClane.
This I’m having some more trouble with:
Stafford described the Comic-Con crowd of self-described freaks and geeks as usually tame.
“There really haven’t been any issues,” he said. “They don’t drink, so that cuts down on the fights.”
They don’t drink? Clearly, this Stafford person has not been to the kinds of conventions I’ve been to…
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