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Reported by Kacie Whaley
Instead of his fists, an Orlando, Florida man used hot grits to get even with an enemy. On Wednesday, 59-year-old Edward Holley looked onto his porch and saw his neighborhood nemesis playing poker with Holley’s cousin. Holley had already told 29-year-old Darryl Blacknell that if he came around his house again, he’d “throw grease on him,” reported MyNews13. An aggravated Holley went into his kitchen to prepare “hot, greasy grits,” then went outside and poured the boiling meal onto Blacknell.
Blacknell suffered from second and third-degree burns from Holley’s grits. He said that “the pain was horrible.” The police report stated that over 30 percent of Blacknell’s body was burned. According to The Root, Blacknell will go through several surgeries before he is released from Orlando Regional Hospital.
As for Holley, he was arrested and is now being charged with attempted second-degree murder. Upon his arrest, he told officers “If you’re going to arrest me, then just arrest me now, ‘cause next time I am going to kill him.” His bond was set at $50,000, due to the nature of his crime, along with his past felonies and misdemeanors, mostly from theft, robberies, and larcenies.
Holley’s cousin was also burned on the arm, but his injuries were minor enough that he was able to drive himself to the hospital to receive care.