04 Oct 06

Too Tall

Too Tall stands out as much as his pet.

The pet. A large grasshopper. Black but with patches of lustrous yellow. Looks like something you'd see on an acid trip that's about to go bad.

Too Tall. Six foot seven. Of Puerto Rican descent. Face resembles Adam Sandler's. Has tattoos of Japanese characters on his neck (vampire in red and courage in black), a skull in a stingy-brim hat on his left shoulder and angels on his back that could do with a touch-up by Raphael.

“How’d you end up in prison?” I asked.
“I got eight-and-a-half years for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon 'cause I stabbed a dude that was a chick that I thought was a dude.”
“How did that happen?”
“I was gamblin’ at pool with the person I thought was a dude. I won money and the dude didn’t wanna pay up. We took it outside, and he pulled out a knife and stabbed me in the arm. So I took the knife and stabbed the dude in the chest, half an inch from the heart. Then I blacked out 'cause my blood-alcohol level was so high. At first the cops thought it was a dude, but when the paramedics lifted his shirt they saw a pair of tits. The cops beat the shit outta me after they’d found out I’d stabbed a woman. My left arm swolled out like a softball. My right knee swoll like a football. The back of my head swoll like a beachball. The victim was a bull dyke who dressed like a guy on the streets, but showed up in court wearin’ makeup and a dress.”
“And you got eight-and-a-half years for stabbing someone who’d stabbed you first?”
“’Cause my public defender didn’t help me for shit. He told me to sign, and I’d get from three-and-a-half to five. I signed and got eight-and-a-half. All he cared about was gettin’ me to sign a plea bargain, and gettin’ his pay check from the government.”
“You musta been drinking a lot?”
“Yeah they brought me back to life twice.”
“What had you drunk?”
“Two gallons of hard liquor: Black Velvet Whisky, Puerto Rican Spice Rum, Jack Daniels, Jose Cuervo, Bacardi Rum. And twelve large pitchers of Budweiser.”
“That’s a fair amount of alcohol. So when do you get out?”
“In three-and-a-half years.”

Did Too Tall act in self-defence? Did he deserve to be beaten by the cops for stabbing a woman? Did he deserve his sentence?

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

It wasnt right at all what had happened, it was very deceiveing and self-rightous of this woman to wear a dress and look like the biggest victim in all the land when she was the one who started it (atleast thats the way it sounds in the story). But-I think the sickest part of the story was all the legal bullshit!

Anonymous said...

What was he doing carrying a knife? People like him obviously put themselves in these situations. If someone is going to be a tosser and not pay money on a bet - that's one of those hits in life you just have to take on the chin.

But the dyke should have been prosecuted to the full extent of the law as well. Lets remember, she did commit a crime as well.

AndrewM said...

He should be thankful to be alive.

All the rest he asked for. And he knows it.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous number 2 the DYKE was the one with the knife, he said he took it from her and stabbed her back.. Either way the whole scene was disgraceful.

Anonymous said...

The story sounds fishy to me. An extremely drunk person and a bull dyke. Did the cops beat him up while trying to revive him or just after? There has to be more.

Anonymous said...

Assuming that the story is accurate and there is no more information, there are only a few things worthy of discussion. The "dude" should not have made the bet if she was not willing to pay if lost. "Taking it outside" and pulling a knife were two dumb things by the "dude".

Anonymous said...

Follow up the comment directly above. TT actions were not quite self defense in the sense that he could have used more reasonable force to stop the action by the "dude". The cop beating was not uncommon but it should not be so. The justice system is supposed to deal punishment through the court (not the police). He got screwed by the public defender but his sentence is not out of the range of reason considering he almost killed the "dude".

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