As the Herald reports, a day of boozing, smoking weed and moving turned violent in a hurry, and the result was a stab wound in the son's arm that came from a kitchen knife with an 8-inch blade.
As the Herald describes it:
The 19-year-old victim was helping his dad, William Gene McComas, 46, move to the 2600 block of Maplewood Avenue when they started shouting at each other at 1 p.m., said Bellingham police spokesman Mark Young.
Young declined to say what the argument was about. But it got heated enough, he said, that McComas grabbed a knife with an 8-inch blade and stabbed his son in the arm. The blade penetrated the son's down jacket and punctured his bicep. The teen was rushed to St. Joseph hospital by ambulance.
McComas was arrested on suspicion of second-degree domestic violence assault. He probably also needs a new person to help him move.
As hard as it may be to believe, this isn't McComas' first run in with the law. The Herald notes that he's got a bizarre history of domestic violence, and also that there was a woman in the apartment at the time of the stabbing who has a no-contact order against him - which means he's in trouble for that too.
Overall, sounds like a pretty bad day for the McComas clan.