Stabbing a guy who doesn't agree with your choice of smartphone doesn't seem very smart. Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, arrested a man who allegedly did that to his roommate early Friday morning, NewsOn6.com reports. Officers said Elias Acevedo, 21, and his roommate, Jiaro Mendez, got "highly intoxicated" in the parking lot of the apartment complex where they lived. At some point, they began arguing over which cellphone, Android or Apple, was better.
During the argument, Acevedo allegedly struck Mendez in the back of the head with a beer bottle. He then left his roomie on the ground, The Smoking Gun reports. Police were called to the scene after getting a report of a bleeding man stumbling around the area, according to KJRH. They found Mendez covered in blood, and he told them about the Apple Vs. Android argument with Acevedo.
Mendez's car was found in the parking lot. Acevedo was found in the apartment he shared with the victim. He was covered in blood and had several lacerations on his body, according to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun. Both Mendez and Acevedo were taken to local hospitals and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, Tulsa World reports. Acevedo was charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon. Jail records also show he was being held for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the website reports.
KTUL asked police which phone Acevedo preferred, but received no response.
Okay, there's 2 big things to discuss here. First of all, this is such a roommate moment. We've all been there before. Granted, the whole bottle smashing thing may have been a bit an overreaction, but don't act like you haven't had the urge. And it's never what you're actually arguing about that is fueling the anger. Like there's no way these guys were that mad about their particular phones of choice, this was months and months of little arguments and differences building up to the climactic, prison-yard-esque, bottle whacking blowup. I'm not saying that this guy should get a free pass, I'm just saying it's a feeling we've all shared so I'm not gonna be the one throwing stones (bottles).
Second.... iPhone, right? Is this still an argument? I thought that question got answered like 3 months after Android was introduced. I mean yeah it's a fine phone, but like why wouldn't you just get an iPhone is the way I look at it. Everyone has them, there's no way you can tell me an Android does anything drastically better, and the blue message bar for imessages is so much more pleasing to look at than the uncomfortable green in your freak phone text message bar. Again, is it worth a bottle stabbing/bashing? No, but why even put yourself in a situation where this could happen? Just buy the fucking iPhone already and ensure that you're not gonna get shanked over your phone.
P.S. I was shocked to hear this wasn't Florida. This kind of behavior has Florida written all over it.
P.P.S. I love the guy just going back home after, as if nothing went down. I really hope he tried to play dumb when the cops showed up, like, "Whhaaatt? Jiaro got beaten with a bottle? That's so.. that's so bad. Who would... I don't know officer I've been home all night, I was worried... Oh this blood all over my shirt? Um, It's a... see I was biking and uh... OKAY it was me! But can you believe this mother fucker voluntarily bought an Android instead of an iPhone?! Also he never does the dishes like ever, man, and when he does there's still like crusty shit on the edges of the glasses and shit and the way he treats MY Xbox One is unbeliev... alright just arrest me."