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T.G.I.FindLaw! Brooms, Eyebrow Trimmers Wielded as Weapons

By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. on December 30, 2011 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

The holidays are supposed to be about love, family and cheer. This is supposed to be the season of goodwill and giving. But for some? Last week was anything but.

This edition of T.G.I.Findlaw! focuses on some of the stranger crimes committed over Christmas break. There were dozens to choose from, but the following won out for one specific reason:

The weapons.

Families who attack together, stay together. In jail.

A teenage tiff sent one Jackson, Tenn. mother into a fury on Christmas day. She forced herself into the family's home and then attacked the other teen with an eyebrow trimmer.

Her two sons soon followed with swinging fists. Sometime later their uncle showed up swinging a coat rack.

The entire family was arrested and charged with assault and burglary.

Bethlehem priests get down and dirty with brooms.

About 100 Greek Orthodox and Armenian priests took to the brooms earlier this week while cleaning the Church of the Nativity. The groups share responsibility for the holy site and were preparing it for the upcoming Orthodox Christmas.

But chaos broke out when the two sides began to squabble. Armed only with brooms, the priests attacked (and threw ancient runes):

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Jesus may be the greatest weapon yet.

Or not, because Reno resident Justin Bennett still got caught. After attending Christmas Mass, he hit up the local strip clubs. Or hit them, if you will.

He went on a crime spree, setting fires, shooting at strip clubs and vandalizing property. His message? People "should be home with their families on Christmas and at church, not at the strip clubs," reports the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Jesus apparently "spoke" to him and told him to engage in such violence. Luckily Jesus was also in a forgiving mood -- he directed Bennett to attack only unoccupied businesses.

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