Hector Estrada allegedly booted his brother in the head after he farted
We know it's illegal, but if Estrada is found guilty, the most appropriate punishment would clearly be the gas chamber.
We've all been there before: Somebody farts, you smell it, and you want to hit them.
But only a select few end up facing felony assault charges for acting on that understandable inclination. Among that elite set is Hector Estrada, a 33-year-old Austin resident who allegedly delivered a Hulk Hogan-style big boot to his brother after he gassed.
Earlier this month, Estrada's brother called police to report he'd been kicked in the head by his bro after he let one slip. Officers arrested Estrada -- who has a long criminal rap sheet, including a 2012 assault conviction -- at a nearby McDonald's, where one can only assume he was feeding himself fuel for future jailhouse farts.
This week, Estrada entered a not guilty plea. He argues his brother simply fell and hit his head without the aid of his foot, which could be a plausible defense if we could somehow know just how awful his brother's gas was at the time.
A better strategy for Estrada's lawyer might be to argue that his client was rendered temporarily insane by the smell, don't you think?
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