Monday, July 09, 2007

If You Can't Beat Up Someone For Breaking Your Windshield, Then When Can You?

Normally, when you hear San Diego Chargers and police mentioned in the same sentence you probably think something like, "ah, the Bengals of the west coast are at it again!"

Well, what if the incident involved a Chargers' player having his windshield broken by some guy in a vehicle in front of him throwing a rock at his car while travelling on the highway? Does that change things?

"San Diego Chargers rookie Anthony Waters was charged with hitting a man who threw a rock at his car on a highway.

The 22-year-old linebacker was arrested last week on a simple assault and battery charge and released on $1,000 bail, Horry County spokeswoman Lisa Bourcier said Monday. No trial date has been set.

Waters, a former Clemson star, was traveling on Nichols Highway last week when a passenger in a vehicle in front of him threw a rock and broke Waters' windshield, causing about $350 in damages, according to arrest warrants.

It's unclear what happened next, but at some point Waters and another man struck Colby Sarvis, 18, and threatened to kill him, according to warrants. Bourcier said she did not know if the men had lawyers.

Ok, so the "threatening to kill him" part might have been a little over the top, but don't tell me that you've never been pissed about a rock flying back from a semi-truck that almost cracked, or did crack, your windshield. Now imagine if you actually saw someone throw that rock, and you were able to get them pulled over to the side of the road. I don't think that a little "personal justice" is out of line.

At least no one got shot, run over or puked on.

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