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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

“This is YouTube Material”

posted by on September 19 at 9:33 AM

From the BBC:

A Hartlepool man is facing jail after he urinated on a disabled woman who lay dying in the street.

The 27-year-old shouted “this is YouTube material” as he degraded Christine Lakinski, 50, who had fallen ill, magistrates heard.

Hartlepool magistrates heard how, on 27 July, Miss Lakinski was making her way home with a box of laminate flooring when she fell ill and stumbled into a doorway.

Anderson had smoked a cannabis joint and been drinking when he and two friends spotted her.

He tried to rouse her by throwing a bucket of water over her, before urinating on her and covering her with shaving foam. The incident was filmed on a mobile phone.

The medical inquest determined Miss Lakinski died of natural causes, and Anthony Anderson has pleaded guilty to “outraging public decency.” Full story here.

(Thanks to Slog tipper Ben.)

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I thought weed smokers were peaceful people and only idiots who use alcohol did stupid things. I guess I was wrong, y'all.

Posted by Shaniqua Jackson | September 19, 2007 9:39 AM

I don't know what's worse. The act performed, or the fact that I laughed at it.

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 19, 2007 9:40 AM

Okay, that's it; shut down Youtube.

Posted by Peter | September 19, 2007 9:51 AM

Maybe we should hook this guy up with the old lady who shot the puppy last week. See who gets rubbed out first.

Posted by c | September 19, 2007 9:56 AM

Well ...

Where's the video!?!?

Posted by Mahtli69 | September 19, 2007 9:57 AM

I'm willing to bet he was an asshole before he smoked the pot or drank the alcohol.

And yeah, send him over to pee on that evil bitch who shot the puppy. I saw her on the news last night and she was in her front yard yelling to the cameras, "what? you act like it was murder or something."

Posted by monkey | September 19, 2007 10:03 AM

mr. poe @ two: the former. but then, you almost certainly knew that, you were just saying it for comic effect, right?

Posted by ellarosa | September 19, 2007 10:03 AM

Gee, I'm not sure. For all we know, she was into piss and in the end it turns out he did her a favor before she died. What do you think?

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 19, 2007 10:25 AM

@ 8, i think it's highly unlikely.

Posted by ellarosa | September 19, 2007 10:32 AM

Really?! You suuuure?!

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 19, 2007 10:41 AM

O. M. F. G.

From the full article:

"Although his actions did not contribute to her death it was appalling behaviour that robbed her of any dignity in the last hours of her life"

Um... what about his *inactions*? How about his appalling disinterest in getting her prompt medical attention? How about *that* as a contributing factor?

Posted by Toby | September 19, 2007 10:44 AM

that is cruel and not funny.

you can only laugh at that if you cannot relate to the person who is the victim at all. if it were a gay man, would it be funny? if it were a family member of yours? i'll laugh at someone's idiocy, providing they do not inflict the harm onto someone else.

Posted by infrequent | September 19, 2007 10:45 AM

"if it were a gay man, would it be funny?"

Nope. Then I'd be pissed. But if it was Ann Coulter, you'd laugh.

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 19, 2007 10:49 AM

Um, if that were the case infrequent, nobody would ever laugh at someone slipping on a banana peel, or falling down an open sewer drain, or getting konked on the head with a board. In fact, comedy as we know it wouldn't exist.

Posted by COMTE | September 19, 2007 10:52 AM

Them Brits dont just drink like normal drunks, this dude was probably pissed after drinking 60 pints of warm lager and probably mad after his football team lost to Chelsea or West Ham.

Them civilized Europeans yall brag so much about.

Posted by SeMe | September 19, 2007 10:58 AM

This is Dostoyevsky material. Proof that god does not exist, yet...

Posted by Jude Fawley | September 19, 2007 11:06 AM

I'm convinced that the English make the second ugliest drunks. First place goes to the Scots, of course.

Posted by keshmeshi | September 19, 2007 11:24 AM

The devolution will be televised

Posted by andy niable | September 19, 2007 12:14 PM

There is a great difference between slipping on a bannana peel (slapstick) and pissing on a dying woman (assault). Laughing at the former is excusable and may even be a conditioned response since we are exposed to it as a comedic trope from infancy, but degrading a dying woman, or even a dying animal is reprehensible. What next? Shall we laugh at vids of bums being immolated?

Posted by inkweary | September 19, 2007 12:20 PM

I'd be pissed if my team lost to West Ham...but not peeing-on-dying-people pissed.

Posted by Abby | September 19, 2007 12:43 PM

@ 20
pissed to the limeys means drunk as a motherfucking skunk. thats what i meant by "pissed."

@ 17

i would argue that the ulster scots ( northern irish) are the wildest, craziest drunks. you can usually see them shooting and stabbing each other when they take a ferry and go over to scotland for the annual blood fest called CELTIC vs RANGERS.

Posted by SeMe | September 19, 2007 12:56 PM

as mentioned above, i would laugh at misfortune. certainly a person slipping on a banana peel is so much different from what happened here. even when that slip happens, a first reaction is usually are they okay?.... if yes, then laughter.

an elderly person who falls ill and is in the last moments of their life in reality (not some scripted dark comedy) being mocked, pissed on, assaulted, and left to die in the street is not funny.

i would not laugh if it was ann coulter. i could only laugh if it was this gentleman, hitler, or some other completely evil-in-every-way person whom doesn't really exist save poorly written cinema.

Posted by infrequent | September 19, 2007 1:20 PM


Oh, I'm aware. I'd probably be both the American and English versions if my team lost to West Ham, but I still would not pee on a dying woman. Some people are just assholes and that shouldn't be an excuse.

Posted by Abby | September 19, 2007 1:44 PM

I keep trying to figure out what kind of lame-brained dickhead could see someone fall down ill and have the immediate impulse to have themselves videotaped peeing on the person, rather than attempting to assist them in some way, or summon medical aid. I totally don't get that mindset. It's like seeing someone get hit by a car and running over to the victim so that your friends can videotape you playing slippy-slide in the blood, or something. Roasting marshmallows in your neighbor's housefire. Poking the bruises of an abused child.

I dunno, the guy is seriously fucked in the head if you ask me. I'm all for black comedy, sick humor, but this just plain ain't funny to me. It's borderline necrophiliac narcissism.

Posted by Geni | September 19, 2007 3:23 PM

"Roasting marshmallows in your neighbor's housefire."


Posted by Mr. Poe | September 19, 2007 5:45 PM

At first when I heard about it, I thought he was just peeing on some stranger's leg, and she was fine, other the piss on her, so I laughed.

But if his reaction to someone dying is to do something this sick, I'd hate to see what other stuff he('s done) will do in life.

Posted by Jack Daniels | September 21, 2007 8:39 PM

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