The title says it all: “Man acquitted in romantic bear-spray squabble”. Who knew?
A San Francisco man was acquitted Thursday of breaking into his ex-fiancée’s house and assaulting her new lover before getting sprayed with bear mace by a shirtless neighbor.
Jurors deliberated for just three hours before finding Christoper Hall, 31, innocent of the two felonies.
They did, however, stick Hall with a misdemeanor count of vandalism. The ex, said defense counsel, was not considered a credible witness, and New Boyfriend didn’t seem to have suffered any damage. (Then again, New Boyfriend was a Marine, and they don’t damage easily.)
This, though, should have been taken as a warning sign:
The two had met in a hacky-sack circle in early February and announced plans to marry just two weeks later.
Hacky-sack? Now don’t it seem like kicks just keep getting harder to find?