Monday, April 21, 2008

Sounds Like Squid and Quatto in Vampire

Row over shepherd's pie ends in court

By Gary Cleland
Last Updated: 8:30am BST 21/04/2008

A row over the correct way to make shepherd’s pie ended up in court after a disagreement between two brothers turned violent.

After a day spent drinking, Michael Garvin cooked his brother John the traditional English dish for dinner, expecting a grateful response.

John, however, voiced his disquiet that the pie was not topped with a layer of sliced tomatoes.

His brother, a chef, claimed a layer of tomatoes was not the appropriate way to finish off a shepherd’s pie, and responded by hitting him over the head with a shovel.

As the argument got out of control, John threatened to petrol bomb his brother’s flat and was arrested.

Catherine Allen, prosecuting, said the brothers had been drinking before Michael embarked on culinary duties.

She said: “The argument started because there were no tomatoes on the top of the shepherd’s pie that Michael had made for their tea and John thought this was wrong.”

John swore at his brother and then said he was going to petrol bomb Michael’s flat, the prosecutor said.

This had frightened his brother, as John had previously set fire to his own flat, the court heard.

Liz Parker, defending, said : “My client does not accept the remark about petrol bombing.

“What he does say is that Michael hit him over the head with a shovel and there was a lot of trouble over very little.”

1 comment:

Old said...

I can remember wanting to hit several player characters over the head with a shovel during the Wampyre game.

p.s. What are you going to do about the Succubus Club?