Oklahoma Man Killed By “Atomic Wedgie”
Growing up with an older brother, I am no stranger to the wedgie. But, "atomic wedgies" were only reserved for the most extreme cases of brother on brother violence. If you are unfamiliar with what an "atomic wedgie" is, according to the urban dictionary, "When one is still in underwear and someone pulls up on the waistband and tries to pull it over the receivers head." Apparently this prank can be fatal, as an Oklahoma man recently died after receiving the mother of all wedgies.
According to the Oklahoman
Brad Davis, 33, of McLoud, was arrested on a murder complaint Tuesday evening in the death of Denver Lee St. Clair, 58. St. Clair was the husband of Tressia St. Clair, Davis' mother.
McLoud police and Pottawatomie County deputies were called about 10:10 p.m. Dec. 21 to 4 Shadow Lake. Davis said he and St. Clair fought, and he thought St. Clair was dead, according to a probable cause affidavit.
When authorities questioned Davis, he said St. Clair asked him to come over for drinks. The men began arguing and Davis told officers that St. Clair “came at him,” and they began exchanging blows.
Davis told investigators that he hit St. Clair's head, causing him to lose consciousness.
Then, Davis said, he grabbed his stepfather's underwear and gave him an “atomic wedgie” by pulling the underwear over his stepfather's head.
The cause of death has been determined to be from blunt force trauma to the head and asphyxiation. The death has been ruled a homicide, said Amy Elliott, Oklahoma state medical examiner's spokeswoman.