Archive for Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Two arrested on battery charges after IHOP fight

One suspect was stabbed with a fork in self-defense

February 17, 2010


A 32-year-old Lawrence man was arrested and treated at the hospital Wednesday morning after being stabbed with a fork in a fight at IHOP, 3102 Iowa.

According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Ted Bordman, the man was arrested on charges of aggravated battery. The puncture wounds he suffered were non-life-threatening and he was expected to be discharged from the hospital Wednesday morning. A 25-year-old male acquaintance of the man was arrested on charges of simple battery and making criminal threats.

One of two victims in the incident stabbed the 32-year-old man in the neck with a fork in self-defense. No one else was transported to the hospital, although one victim was treated at the scene for rib pain and shortness of breath. Both victims were male.


Stuart Evans 7 years, 10 months ago

place your bets.. alcohol related? Two different stories in this morning's paper about overnight incidents and neither mention alcohol as the contributing factor. Yet, from the sounds of things, that's exactly what happened. Are we just so enamored with alcohol in our society that we don't dare show how much it's interlaced with violence?

RoeDapple 7 years, 10 months ago

Went out and got all forked up last night?

yankeevet 7 years, 10 months ago

Sounds like they "stuck a fork in it".................................

Maddy Griffin 7 years, 10 months ago

People need to go to sleep,nothing good happens after the bars close.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 7 years, 10 months ago


In a society filled with addictions no one wants to hear that addictions are bad. Booze: just having some fun. Porn: just a little whackin off, and as long as my wife doesn't know how much I'm using it, I'll be OK. Weed: it must be OK because now it's medicine. K2: it's OK because it's not weed. We have excuses all over the place. The wrecked lives and organized crime violence associated with addictions still hasn't clued us in that we have a generation of poorly regulated people who depend on everything from booze to TV to make themselves happy.

On a less serious note: I'm beginning to think IHOP is where Jerry Springer sends his talent scouts.

Jimbecile 7 years, 10 months ago

These boys get all hopped up on that syrup, and then they get all antsy in their pantsy.

           Capt. O'Hagan

reserveseating 7 years, 10 months ago

Take away peoples right to smoke inside and Lawrence gets more violent by the day.

feeble 7 years, 10 months ago

This is what happens when you bring a fork to a pancake fight.

Shane Garrett 7 years, 10 months ago

No comment Just wanted to see if my new Avatar was working. LOL

jonas_opines 7 years, 10 months ago

IHOP had better switch to sporks, somebody else could get hurt.

I doubt this had anything to do with pancakes. My guess is that the topic was bacon. Fighting over pancakes is ludicrous, but bacon. . . I can buy that.

stiemann 7 years, 10 months ago

Funny, I never thought that the Ihop forks were ideal for stabbing. Every one I've ever had has been mangled and dull.

trinity 7 years, 10 months ago

hey how do i put a snazzy pic on my profile??? oh yeah-that was forkin' hilarious.

Marcy McGuffie 7 years, 10 months ago

trinity - if you go to your profile, there's a button where you can edit your profile. You can upload an avatar at the bottom of that page.

Jack Hope III 7 years, 10 months ago

The first rule of IHOP is you do not talk about IHOP

puddleglum 7 years, 10 months ago

your bacon is weak...


jehovah_bob 7 years, 10 months ago

One does not touch another man's rootie tootie fresh and fruity.

Jeff Plinsky 7 years, 10 months ago

The city commission needs to look at closing down the IHOP. Isn't this like the 47th example of violence there since they opened? The kind of entertainment they offer -- it only attracts low-lifes and degenerates.

When will the commission act to protect us!!!

trinity 7 years, 10 months ago

wrong pancake-o-rama there, jehovah's denny's with the rootie tooties! i know my pancake and waffle houses, dagnabbit. ;)

Graczyk 7 years, 10 months ago

Actually, it's IHOP.

I'd like a Rooty Tooty Fresh n' Fruity with a side of I'm gonna beat your face in.

jehovah_bob 7 years, 10 months ago

I knew it was IHOP, I googled it before I posted. However that still didn't prevent me from misspelling it.

lawdog 7 years, 10 months ago

I dont care!!! Won't make me stop going to IHOP! I love the all you can eat cakes!

ozzynbn 7 years, 10 months ago

I hope these fork ruffians stay away from the new breakfast place coming to town. The owners haven't announced it yet so I won't "out" them.

acg 7 years, 10 months ago

You guys are killing me! The comments on this thread are too funny. This doesn't have to be booze related, btw. I have a few stoner friends that would stab a dude over pancakes and bacon. :)

Mel Briscoe 7 years, 10 months ago

first mickey dees and now ihop! what the hell, lawrence. can't folks just eat and digest and not have to get the beat-down afterward?

Mel Briscoe 7 years, 10 months ago

LOL @ py! "don't fork me bro!" priceless! applauds

Reuben Turner 7 years, 10 months ago

they is too old to be fighting at the table. couldn't have been that serious.

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