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Amateur Pros

Two men were jailed in South Charleston, W.V., for their actions in warming up to attend a “pro” wrestling show in town — by “practicing” their “moves” on a 2-year-old girl. “I choke-slammed her,” said Andrew Lee Young, 24, with apparent pride. “It was playing around,” agreed his buddy, James Andrew Miller, 22. “It’s stuff I’ve done forever.” Not to worry, Young said. “I didn’t hurt her. She didn’t cry after I did it.” The toddler was hospitalized with severe bruising over her entire body, and a broken leg. The men wanted to get out of jail in time for two things: the wrestling match, and to see their arrest on TV. “I’m famous!” Young had shouted to a news camera. But “their demeanors quickly changed,” a reporter said, when a magistrate set their bail at $100,000 each. (RC/Charleston Gazette, WSAZ Huntington) ...That’s the nice thing about judges: their “moves” always trump.
Original Publication Date: 04 July 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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