Indiana man reportedly pistol whips friend of 50 years in dispute over Bruno Mars song

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This is not too hard to understand. If one of my friends told me that they liked Bruno Mars, I'd be forced to kick the livin' crap out of him, He's a friend. I care about him. I'd do anything I can to help him.

"From 'Locked Out Of Heaven' to just plain locked up, a decades-long friendship between two Indiana men may reportedly be over because of... a Bruno Mars song.

Roger Washburn, 71, is facing a battery charge after allegedly pistol-whipping his friend during a dispute over whether or not the popular artist was singing a song being played at Washburn's home Friday in Greenwood, the Indianapolis Star reported.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office said they received a call from a man who said Washburn, him and a third person were listening to music when the incident unfolded.

The man, who reportedly told police the trio have been friends for five decades, said Washburn disputed the other man's claim that a song being played was performed by Bruno Mars.

When Washburn was shown evidence proving him to be wrong, the man said, the two friends got into an argument and Washburn pulled out a gun. The caller was then allegedly pistol-whipped - with the gun going off as a result -- after calling Washburn an expletive, the man told the Indianapolis Star.

A police report viewed by the newspaper said when officers visited the home later, Washburn admitted to striking his friend in the face with a .38 revolver and was jailed on suspicion of battery and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.

The victim, the police report stated, suffered "a small gouge on his right cheek, blood on his pants, shirt and a red abrasion on his right forearm," according to FOX59.

It was not immediately clear which Bruno Mars song started the dispute."
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    I live about 5 miles from the Indiana border....what the article doesn't mention is the full case of Bud Light consumed before the song came on....
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      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      I live about 5 miles from the Indiana border....what the article doesn't mention is the full case of Bud Light consumed before the song came on....
      You forgot to mention that they try to do a full case of Bud Light, between every song.

      Were you on vacation? Was it nice in Tahiti???
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    Family here from Atlanta, Colorado, California, Tennessee/Wisconsin.


    Came here to hide out - but the good hidey holes are gone....
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      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Came here to hide out - but the good hidey holes are gone....
      Start with a snugie. You're half-way, there.
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