When 52-year-old (name withheld for privacy) set off to attend his company’s (AKQA) “team-building” social, he never imagined that he would later be arrested for assault. He was participating in some office-sanctioned merriment with other co-workers, when one of them wanted to listen to dub-step. The co-worker (an unidentified 30-year-old man) was evidently not a fan of Michael Jackson because as he began to play the song on the office computer system, the co-worker changed the song. The co-worker, reportedly intoxicated at the time of the incident also has a history of public intoxication and acting violently. Once, for example, he’d hit a man’s head against the wall at a urinal and poked a finger in someone else’s eye during the same incident. He had also previously attacked the him in another incident at a local bar.
So, when the much-disliked co-worker tried to take control of the music at the team-building event, he decided to act in what he considered to be self-defense and to hit the co-worker over the head with a champagne bottle as he was rushed. A jury agreed with his actions and found him not guilty of assault and battery charges (CA Penal Code 242) and could have been sentenced to up to 5 years in prison if he’d been found guilty instead.
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