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Tony Blais, QMI Agency
First posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 11:25 PM EST | Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 11:48 PM EST
EDMONTON - It would have been a Darwin Award winner if the victim hadn't managed to survive, but it is still a sure-fire candidate for the dumb and dumber category.
An Edmonton man pleaded guilty Tuesday to criminal negligence causing bodily harm for stabbing a friend who was wearing a supposed stab-proof vest.
Court heard the victim had been bragging about the vest and invited the friend to stab him, but the vest didn't work as advertised and the victim, Justin Harder, 18, was rushed to hospital with a wound to the chest and received life-saving emergency surgery.
Calvin Clackson, 21, was handed an "extremely charitable" six-month jail sentence for the Oct. 15, 2012, stabbing.
Judge Michael Allen noted that stabbing someone in the heart area, even if the person is wearing protection, is a "dangerous activity" and said Clackson "unwisely" took up Harder's invitation to stab him.
"This is a serious event, this stabbing," said Allen. "I don't care that the victim was stupid . . . acting stupidly. This could have been a death."
Crown prosecutor Mark...
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1997 Darwin Awards Runner-Up
Confirmed True by Darwin
(13 July 1997, Virginia) Eric A. Barcia, a 22-year-old Reston, VA resident, was found dead yesterday after he used bungee cords to jump off a 70-foot railroad trestle, police said.
The fast food worker taped a number of bungee cords together and strapped one end around his foot. Barcia had the foresight to anchor the other end to the trestle at Lake Accotink Park, and he even remembered to measure the length of the bungee cords to make sure that they were a few feet short of the 70 foot drop. He proceeded to fall headfirst from the trestle, and hit the pavement 70 feet below several seconds later.
Fairfax County police said "The stretched length of the cord that he had assembled was greater than the distance between the trestle and the ground." Perhaps the deceased fast food worker should have stuck to the line, "Do you want fries with that?"
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