Do beer goggles make your friends look like this? Time to stop drinking.
“The Walking Dead” video screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET
We’ve already been cautioned about taking selfies with wild bears. Now it’s time to add heavy drinking while binge-watching super-violent zombie shows to the list of 21st-century “don’ts.”
A 23-year-old New Mexico man charged with the beating death of his friend blames the combination of simultaneously binge-ing on both booze and episodes of “The Walking Dead” on Netflix.
The suspect, Damon Perry, told law enforcement that he fatally beat his friend to prevent him from turning into a zombie, according to the Associated Press.
Perry said the pair had been boozing and binge-watching the popular post-apocalyptic hit show when his friend, 23-year-old Christopher Paquin, tried to bite him, the AP reported. Police said Perry not only punched Paquin repeatedly, but also kicked him and beat him with an electric guitar and a microwave.
Officers were called to the scene at an apartment complex in the town of Grants last Thursday, where Perry had reportedly been threatening residents with a knife. When police arrived, they found maintenance workers restraining Perry and Paquin’s beaten body in one of the apartments.
Perry is currently being held on murder charges in the Cibola County detention center. The Grants police department was not immediately available for comment.
This should go without saying, but it’s just a show, people. Remember, friends don’t let friends booze and binge-watch. Nothing good is going to come of that, even if it’s just “Downton Abbey.”