| || |
I always suspected they could be deadly!
January 6, 2010 - Bill Ackerbauer
Further proving my theory that the banjo is a criminal instrument, this comes to us from The Associated Press, by way of the Aspen Daily News ...
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A banjo player accused of assaulting another man with his instrument will get to keep pickin' while awaiting his trial.
Thirty-three-year-old Joseph Stancato of Denver faces second-degree assault charges after allegedly hitting another man upside the head with his banjo on New Year's Eve. Authorities say Stancato got into an argument with two men at a bus stop.
District Judge James Boyd on Monday approved Stancato's request to be allowed on the road to tour with a band while awaiting his next court date Feb. 6.
The banjo is considered "a deadly weapon" under Colorado law, so Stancato could face prison time, the Aspen Daily News reported.
(Here's one of my favorite banjo images of all time; this activity also might be illegal in certain states.)
(And here's a video of a great Albany-area banjo player, Julie Duggan.)
No comments posted for this article.
Post a Comment
News, Blogs & Events Web