This isn't the type of stuff that usually shows up in the police blotter, but it's certainly true. BYU track star Kyle Perry was arrested last week after getting out of his car and striking a pedestrian. With a mop.
Perry's car apparently got too close to the man who was crossing the street with a bucket of mops. Words were exchanged, and before you know it Utah's version of "The Sopranos" came to life. Perry got out of our his car, grabbed a mop out of the pedestrian's bucket, and then began striking the pedestrian his the stolen mop.
"The pedestrian grabbed another mop and used it to defend himself," Provo police Capt. Cliff Argyle said. "Eventually the pedestrian was shoved over a planter box and fell onto his back."Oh, I can see this being written into "Big Love" later this season! Look at them, they're mop dueling! I'd bet this was the biggest crime committed in Provo that night. The man suffered a bump on his head, and meted out a citizens arrest of sorts - he blocked Perry's car from leaving until the cops showed up. Perry was booked on aggravated assault, and charges are pending.
Perry's season was limited due to injuries this past year, and maybe that contributed to his mop rage. But everyone involved should be thankful that the weapons of choice were mops, and not something like brooms. The prickly ends of brooms could have poked out an eye, or done serious damage. Mops? They'll just make you soaped up and sopping wet. Oh yeah, and a bump in the head.