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Monday, August 17, 2009

Some things can only happen in South Carolina

Posted By on Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 11:13 AM

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As I read the State newspaper's web site today, I found a story that made me shiver with disgust and embarrassment.

Disgust because:

Officers responded to two unrelated fights at Broadway at the Beach on Saturday night, including one in which a man tried to cut off another man's testicles with a metal pocket knife.

Really? Who does that? Why would one man want to touch another man's testicles unless he was stroking them lovingly?

According to Myrtle Beach police reports, officers arrested Christopher Stillman, 26, of Lumberton, N.C., at about 1 a.m. They also arrested Samantha Michelle Hoback, 33, of Myrtle Beach during a different fight at about 12:45 a.m. Both were charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

According to the first report, Stillman assaulted another man by holding a pocket knife to his testicles and threatening to cut them off and then kill him.

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The man suffered a small knife wound on his left leg under his crotch. Police later recovered a small metal pocket knife.

Of all the ways to kill a man and at least get away from the police, this is not it. I wonder if Stillman was upset because the man wouldn't allow him to do something else to his testicles. And why isn't Stillman charged with a sex crime?

The law doesn't not treat men the same in issues like this. Had Stillman tried to cut a woman's nipples off, he'd be facing sexual battery charges. I'm willing to bet the victim in this case wouldn't mind seeing this man face more charges and I'm sure he feels violated.

Embarrassed about this story because the suspect is from North Carolina. We're supposed to be better than this.

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