Grown Man Allegedly Punched Kids in the Face for Knocking Down His Snowman

A 22-year-old Connecticut man may have been somewhat overly attached to his snowman. James Knudsen was arrested for allegedly attacking two teenagers that he believed had knocked over his snowman.

Witnesses told police that Knudsen forced his way into a neighbor’s house on Thursday, where he tried to confront the teens. He damaged the door muscling his way in and reportedly grabbed a pool stick and swung it over his head.


He apparently decided to use his fists instead, since at some point he dropped the pool stick and allegedly punched the two teens in the face. The 16-year-old and 17-year-old did not seek medical attention for their injuries.

The rumor from the police is that Knudsen was pissed because he thought the teenagers had knocked down the snowman in his yard earlier in the day. No word on whether the teens confessed to the misconduct or not.

But geez. It’s a snowman. Unless his name is Olaf and he likes warm hugs, it’s no reason to fly off the handle. I get that sometimes teens do really stupid things, but that doesn’t mean you get to punch them in the face. You may want to, but just no.

Knudsen was charged with home invasion, second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief, three counts of third-degree assault, and just for good measure, disorderly conduct. He’s scheduled to appear in court today.

Hopefully he’ll be able to build a new snowman soon. I hope he doesn’t punch spring in the face when it arrives and melts his masterpiece.

Would you be pissed if someone knocked down your snowman?

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