Man Beaten Over Karaoke Performance

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    According to The Smoking Gun, a 24-year-old Wisconsin man allegedly became so incensed by a lackluster karaoke performance of DIO's classic song "Holy Diver" that he assaulted the singer and a second man, police charge. According to a River Falls Police Department report, Kyle D. Drinkwine throttled singer James Mischler, 28, and his friend Cyrus Kozub, 29, on November 7 "over one's ability to sing karaoke." Though cops did not specify which song set Drinkwine off last week, Kozub told The Smoking Gun that Mischler was performing "Holy Diver". Following the assaults, police apprehended Drinkwine after a short foot chase. A subsequent Breathalyzer test recorded his blood alcohol content at .169, more than twice the state limit.

    Kyle D. Drinkwine was charged last Thursday in Pierce County Court with a felony count of aggravated battery and a misdemeanor count of battery. He was released on a $3,000 signature bond and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing November 19. The charges have a combined maximum penalty of three years in prison.
     
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    And one wonders why more karaoke singers aren't similarly assaulted.

    I'll leave comments about the accused's name to others…
     
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    My favorite part about the whole story is the song the guy was singing. I'm sure Drinkwine was a huge Dio or Black Sabbath fan and hated the song being butchered. Either that or he was just drunk.
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I've witnessed karaoke performances worthy of waterboarding.
     
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    I dunno it was only a Dio song

    Now everytime some idiot massacres DION I start looking for sharp implements....
     
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    That's why I don't do Karaoke! :p

    Guess some folks take their music way too seriously.
     
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    Isn't .169 twice the legal limit for driving? I wasn't aware there was a legal limit for being drunk (when not involved in a karaoke beating).
     
  11. themoonisdown09 thread starter macrumors 601

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    I thought the same thing. I think the problem was that he was in a public place and then he caused the ruckus.
     
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    It's all the cold weather and cheese they eat up there dontcha know ;)
     

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