Two for Thai

Published June 15, 2011

A New York man was trying to grab a package of frozen Vegan pad Thai with tofu while he and his wife were shopping in Trader Joe’s, when another shopper’s son, there with his mother, tried to block the man.

The two women went “nose-to-nose” in the frozen food aisle and one slapped the other across the face. The slapper was charged with attempted assault and harassment but acquitted after trial.

The judge was obviously impatient during the trial, closing her eyes, rubbing her forehead, and glaring at the lawyers. The defense lawyer said the trial was a waste of time. “The real losers are the New York City taxpayers.”

Source: Matt Flegenheimer, “Accused Pad Thai Slapper Found Not Guilty,” New York Times, June 15, 2011