I can't be the only one who's been to a party where a person drank too much and passed out, only to have people mess with them like draw things on their faces, shave their eyebrows, or dip their hand in warm water, right? One I was younger and still going to parties, there was an unspoken rule: "You Snooze! You Lose!" Well, apparently, 31-year-old, James Denham Walton of Virginia doesn't abide by those rules because when he drunkenly passed out at a party in his home, his roommate drew a penis on his face that led to his mouth (as pictured in the mug shot), Walton beat the hell out of him after he woke up to find the phallic drawing on his face.
Walton is being charged with malicious wounding and is being held without bond at the Arlington County Detention Facility until his preliminary hearing on June 18. Was this really necessary? I mean, the penis was drawn on your face in your home! It's not like Walton was out in public and was tattooed with a penis on his face. He could've told his roommate off and went to the bathroom and simply washed the penis off his face. A beating was so unnecessary. To be honest, I'm been on both sides. I've passed out and had silly things done to me. Yes, it's degrading, but it's a gag and you have to take it as such. Unless, there was bodily harm involved, "no harm, no foul!" I've also been the pranker and have had people upset with me, but they know the rules, "You Snooze! You Lose!" It's that simple! Then again, we weren't 31-year-old men back then either.
|Could've been worse!|
Here's what happened: Walton fell asleep on a couch at his Arlington home after a night of drinking last Saturday night (3/23). He woke up at 5:30 a.m. and flew into a fit of rage when he discovered one of his two roommates had used a black Sharpe marker to draw a penis on his left cheek. He ran upstairs to the bedroom where his roommate was sleeping, jumped on his bed and repeatedly pounded on his face until it was bloody. The third roommate woke up from the commotion and was able to pull Walton off the man and drove his pummeled roommate to a nearby Virginia Hospital. The prankster roommate, who got his ass kicked, sustained extensive injuries including an eye swollen shut.
It wasn't until about a half hour after the attack, while he was being treated at the hospital that the roommate decided to call police and press charges against Walton. The trio did, eventually, admit to police that although this incident got a rise out of Walton, they often play pranks on each other while inebriated. My thoughts? Knowing that your roommates like to play pranks on you when you're drunk, how about going straight up to your room and passing out? This way nobody messes with you and this whole ordeal could've been avoided! Pranks are pranks and always will be. Those who don't get them really need to find a sense of humor. By the way, Walton does look pretty ridiculous with that penis by his mouth!