Man beats co-worker for changing Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' to dubstep

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This is kind of hillarious.

Man who bashed coworker with bottle for changing Michael Jackson song just beat the charges

by Mike Aldax @SFExMikeAldax


A man who smashed a coworker over the head with a champagne bottle at a team-building happy hour - reportedly because the coworker changed the music from Michael Jackson to dubstep - was acquitted of assault and battery charges Thursday, according to the Public Defender's Office.

The bottle attack at San Francisco advertising firm AKQA reportedly occurred April 27 of last year after the coworker, who witnesses testified was extremely drunk and inhaling nitrous oxide, switched the music from Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin" to an electronic dance track and proceeded to dance.

Gaspar Magisa, 52, who had been pouring himself champagne during the music switch,"decided something had to be done," the public defender's office said.

The coworker ended up with 17 stitches and Magisa ended up with criminal charges that packed a possible five-year prison sentence.
But after a week-long trial and six hours of jury deliberation, Magisa was found not guilty.

That result is partly because Magisa wasn't the only AKQA employee who was annoyed with the coworker's music tampering. And frankly, the coworker proved to be the officemate from hell, according to Deputy Public Defender Jacque Wilson.

Before the incident at a company Christmas party, the attorney said, the coworker snuck up behind two men separately as they used a urinal. He poked a man's eye with his finger and smacked the other man's head against the wall.
During the trial, he called the bathroom incident "utterly hilarious."

Magisa had also been assaulted by the crazed coworker, his attorney said. And more witnesses including a police officer testified to incidents of belligerence and violence. At a Thanksgiving party, employees said, the coworker wrestled a homeless person while out on a beer run.
When a bubbling Magisa attacked with a champagne bottle last year, he was defending himself, Wilson said.

"The complaining witness was a bully who had injured people again and again," Wilson said. "Mr. Magisa is a kind and gentle man, but he wasn't going to allow himself to be hurt again."

Public Defender Jeff Adachi added, "Standing up for yourself against a person known for violence is not a crime."
 

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Bully "Wanna Be Startin Somethin" and got it :hysterical: it's hard to get over, to hard to get under because you stuck in the bathroom with KRYSTAL on your head :black_eye: if you can't take it baby then don't do it baby yeah yeah :agree:

CLASSIC JUSTICE FINALLY GETS IT RIGHT :clapping: :clap:
 

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Ha ha, that's really funny, he deserved it. :hysterical:
 

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HA, sounds like the co-worker is an asshole. Funny story, though. Sometimes people do need a good "smack" over the head to discipline them. That being said, he should know better than to turn off Michael Jackson. ;)
 

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I feel kinda bad for the guy, but at the same time, you don't change MJ to crap.
 

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Haa sometimes even peaceful Michael fans have their limits!! Don't Turn Michael Off!!!!!



We really needed this laugh this month.
 

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Kinda funny? Hilarious? One man ended up with 17 stitches in his head, the incident ended up in court ... all of this over someone's taste in music? Even if it was Michael's music. Guess I must be getting old.
 

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Kinda funny? Hilarious? One man ended up with 17 stitches in his head, the incident ended up in court ... all of this over someone's taste in music? Even if it was Michael's music. Guess I must be getting old.


Well, apparently the guy was more than annoying anyway:

Before the incident at a company Christmas party, the attorney said, the coworker snuck up behind two men separately as they used a urinal. He poked a man's eye with his finger and smacked the other man's head against the wall.
During the trial, he called the bathroom incident "utterly hilarious."

Magisa had also been assaulted by the crazed coworker, his attorney said. And more witnesses including a police officer testified to incidents of belligerence and violence. At a Thanksgiving party, employees said, the coworker wrestled a homeless person while out on a beer run.

Not the right person to feel sorry for IMO. I'm pretty sure the Judge didn't acquit Magisa because the Judge too was an MJ fan, but because of legitimate reasons.
So YES, it IS hilarious!
 

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I really can't even condone anyone being violent and injuring someone because someone else is annoying, let alone find it amusing. The other guy may have been a bully, but that STILL doesn't warrant this kind of response in my book. There are ways to deal with bullying in the workplace - or even assault on this person, it seems - but taking the law into your own hands isn't it.
 

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One more man & we got The Three Stooges.

^^Oh that is a good one. You know, I can think of some people related to the trial, who need a poke in the eye. Maybe when the guy changed the Michael song he should have gotten a poke in the ear!!

nadalette yes we know all that about violence, taking the law in your own hands, bullying & the way to handle it. However, we are focusing on the funny aspect of the story, even though we know this is not the way for humans to act.
 

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I really can't even condone anyone being violent and injuring someone because someone else is annoying, let alone find it amusing. The other guy may have been a bully, but that STILL doesn't warrant this kind of response in my book. There are ways to deal with bullying in the workplace - or even assault on this person, it seems - but taking the law into your own hands isn't it.


He was a bit more than a bully: "He poked a man's eye with his finger and smacked the other man's head against the wall." If he called this "utterly hilarious" even in the courtroom I won't have a bad feeling about finding what happened to him hilarious as well, sorry.
 

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What's funny to me is how changing Michael Jackson to dubstep was the last straw for these people. It's like ''you can poke me in the eye with your finger and you can slam my head against a wall, but if you turn off Michael Jackson i'll smash a bottle over your head''
 

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He was a bit more than a bully: "He poked a man's eye with his finger and smacked the other man's head against the wall." If he called this "utterly hilarious" even in the courtroom I won't have a bad feeling about finding what happened to him hilarious as well, sorry.

Also changing the music at a party when everyone else is enjoying it is just rude. I've been to plenty of parties where music is playing that i don't like but i never change it cause i can see that other people are enjoying it
 
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If he was already assaulted, it was fair he defended himself back. Too much abuse to deal with, that bully deserved a good lesson and tuning Michael off was the last straw. It was a matter of time for him to explode and the "turn the other cheek" thing is :bs:.

I'm still :rofl: trying to imagine the scene!
 

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What's funny to me is how changing Michael Jackson to dubstep was the last straw for these people. It's like ''you can poke me in the eye with your finger and you can slam my head against a wall, but if you turn off Michael Jackson i'll smash a bottle over your head''

^^This is good. Didn't we have another story like this about a husband and wife in England? I think the wife was an MJ fan and the husband was not and called Michael names. For a slender and gentle man, Michael can sure bring out some strong emotions in people. We need to compile all these funny stories.
 

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It's like ''you can poke me in the eye with your finger and you can slam my head against a wall, but if you turn off Michael Jackson i'll smash a bottle over your head''

OMG! :lmao2
 

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Ash I missed that emoticon or whatever you call it^^ with Michael in the blue pants running. Glad to see it back.
 

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Creds, ain't no one ever changing my idols to crappy dubstep of today (other than nero:speed demon) dubstep is something that is way overproduced and Michael's music does not belong anywhere near this genre.
 

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Man, MJ fans got alot of pent up emotions when it comes to MJ! so that's when one normally blows up! I can understand! hehe but all the stuff that guy was doing, I would have been retaliated against him! lol
 
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