As far as impromptu weapons go, motorcycle helmets seem pretty… effective. You have a decent handle what with the jaw protector part of the helmet and since it’s designed to protect your head from being cracked open, it would make sense that it could crack open a head.
Other good impromptu weapons: meat tenderizers; opened Pixy Stix being blown at your attacker to create a cloud of sugary distraction; Zack Morris era cell phones; and rusty screwdrivers.
A Bethlehem man knocked out man during an argument after striking him in the head with a motorcycle helmet Monday evening, according to court records.
Luis Manuel Falero, 33, of the 1900 block of Gatewood Lane in Bethlehem, faces charges after he allegedly struck Manuel Rivera in the head at about 5:35 p.m. Monday near Falero’s home.
Police arrived on scene to reports of two men fighting and one on the ground unconscious. They found Rivera being helped by a witness, Jose Morales, court papers say. Morales was reportedly holding Rivera up by his waist when police arrived. Rivera was incoherent and confused, authorities say.
Morales said Falero struck the victim in the head, causing him to fall and slam his head against the concrete sidewalk, court documents say. Rivera was knocked out for a brief time, police say.
Falero admitted to police that he hit Rivera, but said he had done so in self-defense because he was worried the verbal argument was about to turn physical, police say. Rivera was taken to St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill and diagnosed with a concussion, police report. SOURCE: The Express-Times
Is it self-defense if you were worried that it may turn physical? I think it can only be self-defense if the guy is charging at you and ready to hurt you and then you’re like, “Ahhh all I have is this motorcycle helmet!” *Smack*
In other news, people need to all take really deep breaths.