Friday, September 10, 2010

Angry Street Musician Beats Man with Guitar

Some musicians cannot handle criticism well.  According to police in Madison, Wisconsin, a street musician received criticism from a passer-by this past Sunday.  Instead of shrugging off the comments, the musician "bashed [the] man over the head with his guitar."  Brandin Hochstrasser, the guitarist, then slammed a man into a wall and had to be wrestled by police before they tasered him with a stun gun.

The rest from Yahoo!:

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin police say a street musician apparently upset by criticism of his music bashed a man over the head with his guitar, slammed another person into a wall and wrestled with an officer before being arrested.
Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain tells The Capital Times that 31-year-old Brandin Hochstrasser, known as "Bongo Jesus," was performing Thursday when a 54-year-old man knocked his music. DeSpain says the two argued and police were called when Hochstrasser began hitting his critic with his guitar.
DeSpain says Hochstrasser then charged the man, knocking him down. An officer used a stun gun to subdue and arrest Hochstrasser.
Online court records show no formal charges had been filed by Sunday.
A listed phone number for Hochstrasser couldn't be found.

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