Brothers Settle Fight by Colliding Cars

Of course, alcohol was involved

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Monica Dean
    San Diego fire crews first responded to a report of a car fire along on the eastern-most side of Lake Hodges along Highland Valley Road just after 1 a.m. Friday.

    Back in the days of Camelot, brave knights fought for their honor by jousting, a barbaric contest in which two parties steered their horses directly toward each other.

    Sunday morning, in Camelot Manor Estates,a mobile home community in Portage, Indiana, two brothers modernized this medieval tradition by ramming their cars into each other, police said.

    Michael Perez, 36, and Eric Perez, 28, got into a violent argument at a bar and decided to settle their disagreement by crashing their vehicles head on, reports nwitimes.com.

    Did one of them throw down the gauntlet -- or in this case, a camouflage hunting glove?

    Residents at Camelot were  woken up abruptly at 3:30 a.m. by the sound of several crashes.

    Michael and Eric, driving a Cadillac and pickup truck (respectively), not only crashed their vehicles into each other, but they also hit some mailboxes, a few trees and the mobile home next door to Michael's residence, said witnesses.

    To make matters worse, some children were sleeping only a short distance away in tents in Michael's front yard, a witness told police.

    The brothers were arrested and charged with battery, criminal recklessness, drunk driving, and leaving the scene of an accident.

    Starr Barber, 29, Eric's alleged passenger, was also arrested. After police caught her in a lie about her brothers' whereabouts and found drugs in her purse, they arrested her on charges of false informing, possession of heroin, illegal possession of a prescription drug, and possession of paraphernalia, according to the Post-Tribune.

    Not one of them had a good knight.

    Matt Bartosik is a Chicago native and a social media sovereign.