College Student Arrested For Wasabi Attack
Cops: Man, 22, hit girlfriend with jeans doused in spicy sauce
JUNE 13–A Massachusetts college student is facing criminal charges after admitting he assaulted his girlfriend with a pair of jeans covered in wasabi sauce, an attack that the man claims was prompted when “some guy she slept with in school was texting her.”
John McGuinness, 22, and his girlfriend were returning early Friday from a Barnstable bar–where they had watched a Celtics game–when the woman received the text. The ensuing argument continued until the woman dropped McGuinness off at his home.
While driving to her residence, the 21-year-old woman got a text from McGuninness “stating that he had my $200 pair of jeans and he was throwing them outside,” according to a Barnstable Police Department report. McGuinness is pictured in the above mug shot.
The woman doubled back to McGuinness’s home, where he “came out to the driveway with my jeans covered in wasabi sauce.” She told cops that McGuinness “had my jeans by the waist and whipped me in the face with them. I got wasabi sauce in my eyes and they were burning and I couldn’t see.”