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Wasabi Attack: Man Hit Girlfriend with Jeans Doused in Spicy Sauce

By Andrew Lu on June 15, 2012 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Gun. Knife. Baseball bat. Ax. Wasabi covered jeans.

What do the above all have in common?

Apparently, they all can be used as dangerous weapons. Just ask 22-year-old Massachusetts college student John McGuinness who was arrested last week on a strange wasabi attack on his girlfriend.

The wasabi attack was prompted when McGuinness' girlfriend received a text from another guy -- a guy that McGuinness's girlfriend had supposedly slept with at school -- reports The Smoking Gun. Due to the text, the couple got into a heated argument which prompted McGuinness to grab an expensive pair of his girlfriend's jeans that were lying around and douse them in wasabi sauce.

It's not clear where he got enough wasabi sauce to accomplish such a feat.

In the ensuing struggle, it's alleged that McGuinness then whipped the wasabi covered jeans into his girlfriend's face causing some of the spicy Japanese mustard to get in her eyes. When police arrived at the scene, they found that the woman's car was stained with wasabi sauce and that the woman's eye was visibly red and swollen, reports The Smoking Gun.

John McGuinness was charged with three misdemeanors including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, perhaps the first time that a condiment has been considered a dangerous weapon. While a misdemeanor is considered a lesser offense than a felony charge, the charge could still carry a prison term.

For the misdemeanor wasabi attack, McGuinness could go to jail. If he goes to prison, fellow prisoners better keep on McGuinness' good side especially if there are spare packets of ketchup or mayonnaise lying around.

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