Man Stabbed in Groin During "Men in Tights" Horseplay

Friday, Oct 9, 2009  |  Updated 8:15 PM CDT
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Man Stabbed in Groin During "Men in Tights" Horseplay

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It was the Boulder police and not the sheriff of Nottingham who arrested a stabbing suspect who said he and friends were just re-enacting "Robin Hood: Men in Tights."

Nineteen-year-old Leo Beitz of Rolling Meadows was arrested last weekend on suspicion of stabbing a University of Colorado student and fighting with officers.

He had to be taken down with a Taser, police said.

Beitz told police he was waving his knife like a sword while he and drunken friends were re-enacting a scene in the Robin Hood movie.  He said he put the knife in his pocket, where it cut the student during later horseplay.

Beitz admitted to having two shots and 10 beers, the Denver Post reported.

Witnesses told police Beitz attacked the student. The victim, 21-year-old Parker Rolles, had surgery for stab wounds to the abdomen and groin.

Beitz was arrested on suspicion of assault, assault on a peace officer and obstruction. Authorities had no record of an attorney.

According to the police report, police also confiscated marijuana and pot pipes from the home.

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