[Warning: Gruesome Images Below]
On Sunday, the cultural clash over masks reached a fever pitch.
The incident was…pointed.
As reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, at a small shop on the Windy City’s West Side, two sisters were strolling sans face cover.
Upon their entrance to the store, a security guard asked them to use hand sanitizer.
Amid the request: Please wear a mask.
Allegedly (and that goes for every detail of what reportedly transpired), that triggered 18-year-old Jayla Hill and 21-year-old Jessica Hill to a near-murderous degree.
The duo refused to comply, and an argument ensued.
Eventually, they attacked the guard.
One of the girls purportedly punched the 32-year-old in the chest.
Following that, Jessica pulled out a knife.
While Jayla held him by his hair, Jessica stabbed the guy — a lot.
She (again, allegedly) knifed the victim 27 times.
Wounds were incurred in his arms, back, and chest.
The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital…where he did not need surgery.
Meanwhile, the Hill women were arrested for their mountain of mayhem.
They were also ushered to a medical center, where they were treated for minor lacerations.
Apparently, blades are sometimes stunningly forgiving. Just ask Roberto Perez — the New Yorker got harpooned in the head by a giant butcher knife in June.
So he did what you’d expect — he hung out on the street like a unicorn:
Meanwhile in New York a man walks around with knife in his head.. pic.twitter.com/Z3qTx2iRJU
— London & UK Crime (@CrimeLdn) June 24, 2020
If only all involved had been educated by UK chicken chains — as I covered last year, restaurants were using their takeout boxes to school those who weren’t so sharp about things that aren’t so dull.
Here’s Sky News:
Special chicken boxes warning about the dangers of carrying a knife are to be distributed to takeaways across England and Wales by the government. More than 320,000 of them – featuring the Home Office #knifefree campaign – will replace the standard packaging in 210 outlets.
We are rolling out our #KnifeFree chicken boxes in over 210 chicken shops in England and Wales, including Morley’s, Dixy Chicken and Chicken Cottage. They use real life stories to show people how they can go #KnifeFree. pic.twitter.com/vrG4WWa56v
— Home Office (@ukhomeoffice) August 14, 2019
[Policing Minister Kit Malthouse] said [the boxes] will “bring home” to young people the “tragic consequences” of carrying a knife, and “challenge the idea that it makes you safer”.
He added: “The government is doing everything it can to tackle the senseless violence that is traumatising communities and claiming too many young lives, including bolstering the police’s ranks with 20,000 new police officers on our streets.”
From my article at the time:
Like bubblegum wrappers with jokes on ’em or sugary cereal with a maze on the back, the boxes feature true stories of people who were victimized by knife attacks. Because that’s what you want with dinner.
We’re really livin’ in a happy-go-lucky, festive time.
There’s no way I could’ve known: Compared to 2020, we really were.
And now, for one store employee in Illinois, living on the edge cuts like a knife.
Stay safe out there, everyone.
It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world.
And this whole year…
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