It's all fun and games until someone gets a fork thrown in their eye. Or so the old saying goes. A man in Bellingham found out the truth of this statement the hard way early this week, on the wrong end of a roommate's rage and a pronged eating utensil.
According to a report in the Bellingham Herald by Samantha Wohlfeil, at about 4 p.m. Monday afternoon 18-year-old Christopher Jacob Gushwa confronted his roommate, who had just pulled up in a truck outside the Bellingham apartment the two men shared. He was accompanied by a soon-to-be unlucky friend. Bellingham Police spokesman Mark Young tells the Herald Gushwa was incensed over a dirty dishes that had been left all over the apartment, and he came to the confrontation wielding a fork.
As the Herald reports:
While the two were sitting in the truck, Gushwa threw the fork from about five feet away, and it wound up hitting the friend, also 18, in the eye, Young said.
Now, that might sound funny. Hell, you might have even chuckled a bit reading it. But the friend, apparently in the wrong place at the wrong time, likely didn't find the humor, especially in the heat of the moment. He was probably too busy holding his eye and shouting something to the effect of, "Oh my god you just threw a fork in my eye!"
The Herald reports the fork punctured the man's left eye and the injury required surgery.
By Tuesday afternoon Gushwa had been booked into Whatcom County Jail for investigation of third-degree assault. No word as to how this incident will impact his relationship with his roommate, who's probably just glad Gushwa didn't have better aim.