Omar Sheree Stevenson is the reason I answer to street harassment no matter how annoying or inappropriate it is.
The 33-year-old was at a bowling alley in Rock Hill, SC, recently, and when a woman refused to allow him to buy her drinks he threw a bowling ball at her—-striking her in the head.
Witnesses say Stevenson threw the 12-pound bowling ball at the woman while she was sitting on a bench awaiting his turn at the lane. When authorities arrived on the scene, they found the 28-year-old on the floor next to the snack bar, bleeding from the head. Luckily, the woman didn’t suffer a fractured skull or concussion, but she was transported to the hospital where she received seven stitches and was later released.
Stevenson was arrested outside of the Strikers Family Sports Center where he told officers he lost his temper and regretted throwing the ball at the woman. He’s since been charged with attempted murder and held on $100,000 bond.
Sometimes it’s just easier to take a man up on his offer. Some would rather fracture a skull than suffer a fractured ego.
What’s the craziest thing that’s happened to you when you turned a man down?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.