Put this one into the Bizarro Files.
Last night, an Amherst, Massachusetts woman called local police after she herself got a call from a neighbor that took her task for various things – including not being able to watch NASCAR and listen to Lynyrd Skynyrd because of her celebrations over the ongoing FIFA World Cup.
According to the report from Diane Lederman of The Republican (Springfield, Mass.), that neighbor also called her a name and accused her of taking jobs away from Americans.
The woman is from South America and, per police reports, said she’s been wearing various team jerseys as the soccer tournament has progressed.
The police reports go on to say that since the number of the caller was already blocked, the woman was unable to have the phone company block those calls in the future. However, she still wanted to document the call, so she contacted the police.
Hopefully, this matter won’t escalate any further – unlike an incident that took place earlier this year in Tennessee, when a wife allegedly stabbed her husband for smoking pot and “worshipping the NASCAR race at Bristol.”
In that saga, the woman reportedly drove off from their home and crashed through the front door of a nearby church. When her husband arrived at the church, she stabbed him with a large knife while claiming “the devil is in me.”
The man survived the attack, while the woman was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder and felony vandalism.