The year was 2019. Someone in Riverton Wyoming used a Christmas tree as a weapon against a family member.

The Riverton Police Department has reported that a 31-year-old suspect assaulted another person on December 12th, around 3:45 pm at 1315 S Federal Boulevard in Riverton.

Apparently, it was a small sort of Charlie Brown-size tree, so that makes more sense. No injuries were sustained. Charges are pending.

Well, what the heck do you expect to happen when relatives come to visit?

This sort of thing doesn't just happen in Wyoming.

State police said a Saxonburg man has been charged after allegedly assaulting a woman with a Christmas tree.

Investigators said the incident happened Tuesday night at a location on Oak Leaf Drive in Jefferson Township, Butler County. (WTAE TV Pennsylvania).


It's not always easy to get family together around the holidays - or any other time, for that matter. Sometimes relatives fight.

When the argument gets physical folks will grab whatever weapon is handy.

That can vary depending on the time of year.

Thanksgiving, someone might be beaten with a greasy drumstick.

Maybe a bottle rocket is fired in anger on the 4th of July.

Maybe someone is pelted with hard-boiled eggs during Easter.

So it should be no surprise that someone in Riverton Wyoming used a Christmas tree as a weapon.

You might wonder how someone picks up a big, decorated, Christmas tree and whacks another person with it.

I really want to be in court to hear the lawyers for and against.

Especially to watch the two involved in the altercation and their facial expressions - and the judge trying not to laugh.

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