Posts Tagged ‘yahtzee’

[Daily Mail]  An enraged husband snapped and tried to strangle his wife in a heated disagreement over a dice game. Police in Florida believe the man tried to strangle her because – when it came to Yahtzee – they weren’t two of a kind. Ian Wood, from East Naples, Collier County, Florida, has been accused of flying into a rage over the game of dice and choking his wife. The 50-year-old was arrested at home after his wife called 911. According to the Naples Daily News, she told officers that Wood pushed her to the ground. She said he then placed his hand over her mouth and pushed his knee into her back while telling her to stop screaming. Wood allegedly then rolled her over, placed his hands around her throat and began choking her. She told authorities she tried to leave their home to cool down – knowing the game had got out of hand – but that her husband got angry again. When police quizzed Wood he said his wife had fallen in the hallway and that he did not hit her. Wood is charged with domestic battery, kidnapping/false imprisonment of an adult, resisting law enforcement officer without violence, and obstructing someone from using the 911 service.

I dont really even understand how Yahtzee works. I think I’ve played it once in my life. But as we’ve seen in the past it gets pretty intense. Prime example are those bros that killed their mom over a game on Christmas day. I can kind of relate though, with my new found scrabble addiction. There are times when I’m playing Words with Friends with 610 and he starts dropping words like (more…)

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[HuffPo] Police have arrested three brothers in Minnesota for allegedly slaying their mother on Christmas because she wanted to play Yahtzee and they didn’t. The brothers are also accused of hiding her mother’s remains, which were discovered buried in the family’s backyard last week Jacob Cobb, 17, allegedly strangled mom Tamara Lee Mason on the living room floor when she suggested that her sons play the board game in the rural town of Alberta last Christmas, the Minnesota Star-Tribune reported. Then he or his brother Andrew, 18, placed a plastic bag over her head and tightened a belt around her neck, TV station KARE said. Their half-brother Dylan C. Clemens, 25, drove Mason’s remains to South Dakota and back to Minnesota, hiding her body for months in a garbage can in a shed until the frozen ground softened enough to bury her in the backyard, police claimed.

“It is very strange,” Stevens County Sheriff Randy Willis said Tuesday. “She wanted to play Yahtzee and they didn’t. That seemed to be, in their minds, what expedited her sudden demise.”

Jacob Cobb was held in juvenile court for second-degree murder while Andrew and Clemens were charged with being an accessory to murder after the fact, the Weekly Vice said.

I was more of a popomatic trouble kind of kid. We used to have tournaments in my family on Friday nights and whoever won got to pick where we went out to dinner on Saturday night. Those are pretty high stakes for a kid and I’d be damned if we didn’t go to Friendly’s so I could get a bacon cheeseburger with a happy ending. (more…)