Drunken Argument Ends in Wii to the Face, Assault Charges
A case of domestic violence that resulted from a drunken argument between an Oregon couple reveals some beneficial facts about the Nintendo Wii:
- It makes a fairly accurate impromptu projectile.
- A direct impact of the flying Wii to the face is not enough to kill you, while the same might not be true of heavier consoles.
Police charged 31-year-old Rebecca Varina Sloskowski with second-degree assault after she allegedly hurled a Wii (among other objects) at her boyfriend during an argument, catching him square in the face. The console chipped two teeth and split the man’s lip.
According to the boyfriend, the couple was having an argument around 7 p.m. on Jan. 10, and he left to give Sloskowski some time to cool off. When he came back a few hours later, she wasn’t any cooler, he said. Or maybe he was just really good at making her angry again.
Either way, shouting and throwing ensued, and apparently Sloskowski has a pretty good arm on her, because the Wii is by no means aerodynamic. I wonder if any of the time she spent throwing bowling balls or flying discs in some Wii sports game helped prepare her to build skills that helped throw the Wii — that would be kind of ironic.
It weighs about four pounds, by the way, if you’re looking at your own console as you read this and wondering how well it would handle in a domestic dispute. We don’t condone using video game consoles as weapons, by the way. Those things are expensive.