We have recently seen police charge individuals for assault through flatulence (here). However, assault via a pillow is something new. Erik John Batty, 40, is facing the charge of battery when he threw a pillow at Officer Myles J. Lawler.
Police were called to the Driftwood Mobile Home Park by Erik’s father, George Batty, 62, who was concerned that his son had taken too many pills. While the officers concluded the son was not overdosing, an argument ensued when Erik threw a pillow at an offer. Due to cuts on this face, the officer feared”biohazardious material” and arrested Erik for assault.
Batty faces a charge of battery on a law enforcement officer stemming from the thrown pillow.
In defense of Lawler, the Spanish Inquisition was known for using soft pillows to extract false confessions.
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