Fake Flamingo Used in Fight: Cops

Man looking to defend himself during a fight pulls a lawn ornament out of the ground, according to cops

A strange item was allegedly put into play during a fight between two central Pennsylvanian men -- a decorative pink flamingo, according to a press release obtained by NBC10.

Here is what state police told the Patriot-News happened, which police later verified to NBC10:

A 21-year-old woman told state troopers that around 1:30 a.m. Friday, Rusty Bowell II of Millersburg had pushed her down on the grass and paved driveway of a home on the 100 block of Keefers Road in Upper Paxton Township.

After the incident the woman -- who suffered scratches and brusies to her head, knee and hand -- met up with Phillip Kreisher, 21, of Harrisburg. The duo drove in Kreisher’s mother’s 2004 Hyundai Tiburon to the home to confront Browell, also 21.

When they got to the home, police say, Browell chased Kreisher down the driveway with two knives in hand. He then proceeded to smash the windshield, scratch the hood and slash a tire on Kreisher’s mom’s car, police said.

During the incident cops say that Kreisher picked up a decorative flamingo -- that belonged to Browell's mother -- from the yard with the purpose of using it as a weapon against Browell in case he went after him again.

Both men were arrested. Browell was to be charged with simple assault and criminal mischief while Kreisher faces a criminal mischief charge because he allegedly broke the leg of the fake flamingo, cops said.

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