Marine Veteran in Pink Tutu Knocks Out Disabled Vet In Wheelchair Over Costume Dispute

We are just hearing about torts and crimes rolling in from Halloween (to be added to our 2013 listing of Spooky Torts). None are quite as bizarre as the arrest of Christopher Dabney, 22, a Marine veteran who took offense at the costume of Daniel Priotti in a wheelchair. It appears that Priotti was dressed as a veteran in a wheelchair. It turns out that Priotti is a disabled Marine veteran confined to a wheelchair. At the time of the attack, Dabney was wearing a pink tutu.

The scene unfolded in a Pita Pit restaurant in Gainesville, Florida around 2 a.m. when both were in line. Dabney reportedly called Priotti a “fake” and hit the victim twice and knocked him unconscious. Dabney was stopped by men at the restaurant from leaving.

Dabney was taken away to jail in his pink tutu while medics revived Priotti, who explained that he was a paralyzed veteran.

Once Dabney puts his pants back on, I would strongly suggest a plea bargain. I can find only one prospective juror who would be in any way sympathetic with him:

Source: Gainesville as first seen on Reddit

35 thoughts on “Marine Veteran in Pink Tutu Knocks Out Disabled Vet In Wheelchair Over Costume Dispute

  1. Dabney disliked the military he was at one time in. The sight of a military uniform enraged him. Unfortunately his training in the military took over. . The military is not good for any of us. To arrest him is to not forgive him. Each must make it right with each other looking past the clothing that whoever has on. Let not the sun set on thy wrath. Ephesians 4:26

    1611 King James Version of Ephesians 4:26.

    Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

  2. Under the heading of, “there oughta’ be a law” –

    It is felony witless to venture out into the world of goofy, costumed adults, unless you’ve already checked your ego & sensitivities at the door.”

  3. So, we know a small brain and an even tinier peep was involved – any chance Al-Co-Hall may have been part of the problem?

    Wonder where this proud jarhead did his time, San Diego or Okinawa?

  4. Frankly 1, November 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Wonder where this proud jarhead did his time, San Diego or Okinawa?
    ===================================================
    Don’t know, but here is a clip of Lindsay “Hillbilly” Graham at boot camp:

  5. Sometimes, just sometimes, I think that if there is a creator directing the universe (and I don’t) that he/she/it must be taking writing tips from the late Hunter S. Thompson or possibly Joseph Heller.

  6. Gene:
    My money is on Himself being a fan of Gary Larsen. There is no other explanation without giving myself a headache.

  7. Bron, if He is a football fan, it stands to reason he would prefer the Saints to the Vikings.

    As for Gary Larson, check your spelling.

  8. OS,

    Sometimes Bron reminds me of that old Far Side where the dog says, “Hey guys! I’m going to the vet to get tutored!” :D

    Just kidding, Bron. Actually, you remind me of “Hey, buddy . . . wanna buy a hoofed mammal?”

    And the Saints are proof that God doesn’t exist. Just ask any Saints fan.

  9. Whoever has saints takes ones eyes off of jesus.That is wicked God is not wicked at all. Saint statuses, and representations of heavenly things like an angel no one has actually seen is wicked. The devil can use that image to deceve people.

  10. Ok, I’m going to say this to all of you who are defending this piece of crap. For one thing, no where in the military does it tell us to punch someone because we disagree with them. Violence, in this type of situation, is the reaction of the uneducated, and undisciplined mind. If he had a problem, he should have said something in the first place instead of “going back to his training” (stupidest defense of a inexcusable act I have ever heard). If he had said something, the two of them would probably have shared a beer and talked about their experiences. Second of all, even if there was alcohol involved, that is hardly a justification for any action. All alcohol does is lower someone’s inhibitions and intensify who they really are. Anyone who stands behind this guy should really take a look at this and realize that he deserves everything that is coming to him. I hope the jury nails him to the wall!

  11. Mikie – please point out someone here defending the guy in this story. I think what you see if you actually read the comments is derision.

    The story was of a guy who let his preconceived notions get ahead of the actual situation. That might be a parable right there

  12. The military is a place to teach people to kill not asking a question why saying yes sir I will kill as ordered.sir! ^It is the mentality of being in the military. The military apart from popular belief is religious in its nature. What connects the military with religion you may ask? Wanting to kill that’s what. Mark 14:1-9 KJV the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. John 12;10 the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;
    Military is sodomistic too.
    KJV,Genesis 19 >>. 9And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge:now will we deal worse with thee, than with them.: That mentality is nurtured by calling one part indecent. Why is that significant? I will tell you why. That one part is connected to the whole being called bad makes the whole body bad to be in the mind of a person to be bad. War becomes easy. Feuding, and fighting is a hair trigger away. Jailing is effortless. It is because people call one part indecent. Jesus would avoid the military. Jesus heals Jesus does not say yes sir I will kill just like you ordered sir!.

  13. “Thank you for your service”. A meaningless cliche; flatters the one who utters it, and says not one thing about the character of the recipient.

  14. Oh DonS, thank you! I am SO tired of the endless bleating of that tiresome phrase – and my dad served 20+ years in the USAF.

  15. The trolls are the people liking a destructive militarily. They are the I will do worse to you that them sodomites, yes that’s right sodomites! Sodomy has nothing no not anything to do with sex. learn the truth that sodomistic religions will never tell you read Isaiah 1 KJV, all of it.. No sex in it. What you trust in will kill your soul. Your not appreciative of me telling you the truth to save your soul?
    The military = the same idols that the Philistines worshiped. The military might as well bow down to Dagon their fish god worsting like they did in like same manner. Goliath is = to the military. to the haughty military. Military minded people will be in Gog, and Magog, read Revelation 20. K,J,V, I tell you the truth, and you dislike it? Molech, Baalim, and Baal worshipers would be glassy eyed at our killing machines wishing they had them to sacrafic more people with them. Militarily power is power to destroy what God made. That is the devils power.

  16. Jonathan, please just stop talking. You are making a fool of yourself. You need to go to school and get an education so that you can intelligently present an argument. Your lake of grammar is astounding. Next, I bet you live in America. That being the case, you need to SHUT UP! Regardless of how you feel about war, you damn sure need to be appreciative of the men and women that are putting their life on the line to give you freedom to be the moron that you are. Since you love throwing out references to the bible, why don’t you look up King David, King Solomon, and countless other war leaders that there are inside the bible. They fought wars as children of God and with His blessing. Stop acting like you are some saint because you are far from it. Oh, and think about this. Is it our job to humble someone? Does God tell us to humble others or to humble ourselves. Stop representing yourself as a christian when you cannot even live a humble life as God and Jesus has told us to. Not so subtle point: STOP BEING A HYPOCRITE!

  17. War is evil period. had it not h be Jesus would have removed all doubt. My thinking is not typical American. War is evbil. War tries to over come evil with evil. Can you say good can come from evil? Killers are moronic with their own soul. Why don’t you think Jesus did not act like a military human?

    Flesh,and blood did not reveal to you how close I am to God. You need to be humbled now. T0 be humbled in Gods glory is to late.Be naked without a man made thing will humble you in a hurry. That is why the devil in people want to make it indecent. Stop Right there You are calling me a HYPOCRITE? Feel the two edged sword of the word. Proverbs 11:9:King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
    An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
    The militarily takes destroying to a whole new level.

  18. War is evil period. Had it not be Jesus would have removed all doubt. My thinking is not typical American. War is evbil. War tries to over come evil with evil. Can you say good can come from evil? Killers are moronic with their own soul. Why don’t you think Jesus did not act like a military human?

    Flesh,and blood did not reveal to you how close I am to God. You need to be humbled now. T0 be humbled in Gods glory is to late.Be naked without a man made thing will humble you in a hurry. That is why the devil in people want to make it indecent. Stop Right there You are calling me a HYPOCRITE? Feel the two edged sword of the word. Proverbs 11:9:King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
    An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
    The militarily takes destroying to a whole new level.

  19. @DonS: Thanks for the link – gotta love Bill M.

    Moyers says his flag lapel pin “reminds [him] that it’s not un-American to think that war — except in self-defense — is a failure of moral imagination, political nerve, and diplomacy, which almost makes me want to wear one!

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