Two men are being sentenced for cutting off another man’s beard and demanding at knife and gunpoint that he eat it because they thought he was cheating them in a used lawnmower sale.
“Troy offered to buy it from me for two hundred and fifty dollars. I paid twenty bucks for it. He thought I was trying to cheat him,” said the man who now has a shorter beard. “One thing led to another, and before I knew it, there were knives and guns and everything just went haywire.”
It seems confusing as to why a man would get mad for offering a price and then accusing the other person for ripping them off —until you consider that the would-be buyers were drunk.
Different places have different way of resolving contractual disputes, In Lexington, it’s through mandatory binding beard-eating,