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Monday, May 10, 2010

Oh No You Did NOT Just Do That

Associated Press - The victim might have forgiven the woman who ran him down in a Massachusetts crosswalk, but police haven't.

Police say a Pittsfield woman has been cited for running down a man named Lord Jesus Christ as he crossed a street in Northampton on Tuesday.

The 50-year-old man is from Belchertown. Officers checked his ID and discovered that, indeed, his legal name is Lord Jesus Christ. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor facial injuries and later released, according to the local paper, The Republican.

Christ was in a marked crosswalk at the time of the accident, Capt. Scott Savino told the paper.

Police say 20-year-old Brittany Cantarella was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Everyone's been driving along and hit a person or an animal once or twice in their life, no big deal, right? I'm not so much bothered by the sheer irony of the situation as I am by the fact that someone in Belchertown, MA, ACTUALLY named their son that 50 years ago.

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