Life in the
Granite Ingrate State
A Portsmouth, N.H., couple yesterday blamed each other for their black and blue Christmas when they got into a violent fight - and arrested - after an argument over a gift of the popular Nintendo video game.
“This was the worst Christmas ever,” Randi Young, 24, said a day after she and her boyfriend, Heath Blom, 26, were both cuffed and carted off by cops on misdemeanor charges of “domestic-related” simple assault.
Police were called to South Street home where the couple lived with Blom’s grandparents at 1:55 p.m. Christmas day. Officers arrested the pair upon observing bruises on each of them.
Portsmouth police said tempers flared because the boyfriend was smarting over not getting the present he wished for. “Heath Blom wanted a remote-controlled airplane for Christmas, and not the Wii,” said Sgt. Kuffer Kaltenborn.
Blom, a flooring contractor, said the cops got it wrong, and that he had asked his grandparents to get him the $1,000 airplane for his birthday next April. “You can’t fly an RC plane in the snow,” he said.
But he admitted disparaging the Wii game to his grandma and angering his girlfriend, who accused him of being an ingrate.
Blom, still nursing a shiner from the fight, said she called him names “for not liking the Wii.”
“He said he hated it. It hurt her feelings,” remarked Young, who said her boyfriend “told his grandparents that he changed his mind” about waiting until his birthday and wanted them to buy him the pricey plane for Christmas. “When he didn’t get the plane, he got really upset. He acted like a 10-year-old kid,” she said.
This 'bout sums it up.
Well, that, and these comments from some Boston Herald readers:
This can't be a true story. A collection of humans this dumb could not possibly be random. It has to be some sociological experiment by the government or invading moon people.
The only Christmas gift he should be asking for is a magical trip to the land of puberty - Wii and remote control planes? Is this kid 12?
This guy probably sleeps in a racing car bed in pajamas with feet.