November 14, 2005

Taunton Driveby Souping

Taunton man hurt in soup can attack

The short version: some teens in Taunton were the victims of some sort of a thrown-object attack on their car. In response, they went to the supermarket and purchased a can of soup, and threw it at John R. Finch.

After an investigation, police contacted the youths and their parents. Carreiro said the youths “freely admitted” to throwing the can of soup, but claimed they meant to throw it at someone else.

Prado was driving the car and Rebello threw the can, Carreiro said.

I don’t know whether to be happy that this wasn’t a drive-by shooting, or upset that there might be something in the water upriver from us that is causing all this lame Taunton news lately.

This supports my anti-gun-control belief that when teens can’t get guns, they will simply attack each other with Chickarina.

(hat tip, Julie)

BTW - My grandfather used to work for the Brockton Enterprise (where the story link leads), for a very long time.

Posted by James at November 14, 2005 1:35 PM
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Hey kids:

It is customary to remove the food from its container before throwing it.

Sincerely,
Miss Manners

Posted by: Julie at November 14, 2005 1:56 PM

And of course, at the trial, the judge sentenced them. "No soup for you, 1 year!"

Posted by: briwei at November 14, 2005 2:22 PM

Is it too early for these two morons to get vasectomies?

I used to love Chickarina soup, but it then I found out the meatballs contain beef.

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Posted by: Patti M. at November 14, 2005 2:53 PM

That sounds like the turkey franks that had pork.

Posted by: briwei at November 14, 2005 4:31 PM

Is soup a common weapon in Taunton? Are day-old crusty loafs any deterrent? Are croutons? Or just salty crackers? Did the originally intended victim ever get what he had coming to him? Did he see (Chicken with) Stars? "Unfortunately there is no law against stupidity." When can we change that?

Posted by: ThirdMate at November 14, 2005 5:06 PM

Back in my day, the cool kids of Taunton High School mostly threw pickles. At a specific wall. We called it the pickle wall.

There was no law against creativity, but we didn't want to take any chances.

Posted by: Julie at November 14, 2005 5:14 PM

We can't. The problem with a law like that is that the stupid people would be enforcing it and they think they are smart. :)

Posted by: briwei at November 14, 2005 5:18 PM

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