Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Ban Assault Footwear!

Because, really, no one *needs* a shoe capable of penetrating the human skull.

Police: Man fatally stabbed with stiletto heel
HOUSTON (AP) — Officials say a Houston woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a stiletto high heel told police she was trying to protect herself.
Officials with the Harris County District Attorney's Office tell the Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/16Xs2T8 ) that 44-year-old Ana Lilia Trujillo told investigators the man was attacking her and she acted in self-defense.
Now, I normally default to my good buddy Weerdbeard and his "Gun Death?" files for stories like these. He has set up the "Gun death" tag to document stories where someone is injured or killed with a weapon other than a firearm - and he has hundreds of stories. The last complete set of FBI crime statistics, in fact, showed that rifles and shotguns killed fewer people than "other" weapons (bats, feet, fists, boards, etc.).

But, really? Multiple stab wounds to the head from a high-heeled shoe? Why in this age does anyone need footwear that can defeat body armor? Why can't we pass common sense shoe control, where heel length is strictly limited to flats and 1" or less heel? If you already own a shoe with a 6" stiletto heel, you can continue to own it, but once you pass away it will have to be surrendered to the state for destruction.

We won't even get into the horrors of the super killy assault golf cleat...

That is all.


Anonymous said...

I worked with a woman who would pull her shoe off and show you the spiked heel. It tended to sober up drunks very quickly.


Sabra said...

Cue panic buying of stripper heels? I need clear Lucite pumps with dice in the platform, dammit.

Paul, Dammit! said...

I would save a fortune if my wife was limited to buying just one pair of high heels per month. When I told her about this article, she said. "Mehby he complain too many time about her spending mohnee on choes." ...Then, an uncomfortable silence. Hmmm.

.45ACP+P said...

Those spikes do tremendous damage to flooring. I am not suprised at the damage to flesh. They are known to break ceramic tile in daily use.

Ed said...

I love how the article ends:

"Trujillo remained jailed Monday on $100,000 bond. Court records did not list an attorney for her. Get school closings, weather and breaking news"

Just another day in life with higher priorities.