Police: Songs by ‘The Eagles’ led to knife attack

Not a classic rock fan. (Image taken from abcnews4.com)

Not a classic rock fan. (Image taken from abcnews4.com)

A South Carolina woman charged with attacking a roommate with a knife may have snapped after listening to endless replays of Eagles songs, police say.

Vernett Bader, 54, of North Charleston, apparently didn’t want to “Take it Easy” after the man told her to “shut up” when she asked him to quit playing the music.

Police say she grabbed a 14-inch serrated bread knife and swung it at the man repeatedly, slicing his arms and hands but not his ears, which seem to be the problem here.

The man managed to get the knife away from Bader but she ran and got another one so he locked himself in the bathroom while she potentially poked holes in his giant 1970s speakers.

Neighbors corroborated the victim’s story but not that bit about poking holes in speakers.

Investigators were unable to determine which “classic rock” song set the woman off but narrowed the suspects to the following:

  • Take It Easy
  • Witchy Woman
  • Lyin’ Eyes
  • Already Gone
  • Desperado
  • One Of These Nights
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Take It To The Limit
  • Peaceful Easy Feeling
  • Best Of My Love
  • Hotel California
  • Heartache Tonight
  • Seven Bridges Road
  • Victim Of Love
  • The Sad Cafe
  • Life In The Fast Lane
  • I Can’t Tell You Why
  • New Kid In Town
  • The Long Run
  • After The Thrill Is Gone

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    29 comments Add your comment

    BenDaho

    September 18th, 2013
    10:36 am

    It is reported that he now listens to Slayer.

    Class of '98

    September 18th, 2013
    10:51 am

    Crusty

    September 18th, 2013
    11:03 am

    I would have snapped too. I hate the f**king Eagles. My definition of “classic rock” is music that is played into the ground, dug up and played back into the ground, and repeat ad nauseum.

    Don't Tread

    September 18th, 2013
    11:04 am

    I’m sure there will be calls by the mainstream media to ban Eagles songs and kitchen knives, and to punish the band, record companies, record stores, online music distributors, knife manufacturers, retailers, and the man in the moon.

    Judging by the mug shot above and the alleged behavior, maybe they should have done some drug testing too.

    The real cause?

    September 18th, 2013
    11:09 am

    Are we sure it wasn’t Elton John’s “Saturday Nights All Right for Fighting?”

    El Duder

    September 18th, 2013
    11:17 am

    What about the Creedence tapes?

    Bumper

    September 18th, 2013
    11:58 am

    Background checks, waiting periods, and registration would help to prevent these serrated bread knife atrocities!

    USC-69

    September 18th, 2013
    12:03 pm

    When the Dude started whining, we know what the cab driver did. Any hipster in his right mind would never live in the same house with this ugly, old, mean woman. But – if by accident she was there – throw her out before she starts dictating your music. Any woman who thinks she can control your music, is ready to control your life – get rid of her quick.

    Garnier Fructis

    September 18th, 2013
    12:07 pm

    Why can’t our current First Lady be as lovely, poised and pretty as Vernett Bader?

    joe

    September 18th, 2013
    12:49 pm

    Were the songs played on an 8-track tape player? Perhaps she was jealous by the lyric “city girls just seem to find out early, how to open doors with just a smile” as she knew that would never work for her.

    Menace

    September 18th, 2013
    1:00 pm

    Must be quite the home.

    Bill Clinton's Love Child

    September 18th, 2013
    1:00 pm

    Some would argue Satanic undertones abound in “Hotel California” so it would be my number one suspect. On a side note, I downloaded 3 Slayer songs (War Ensemble, Raining Blood and Seasons in the Abyss) onto my Nano and it totally crapped out shortly thereafter. I’m convinced a higher power didn’t like my taste in music. Needless to say I won’t be downloading them to my replacement device.

    BenDaho

    September 18th, 2013
    1:46 pm

    It could be worse. Ask Marvin Gaye. You know what the last thing his dad said to him was? Hey Marvin, check this out, I have a .45 I want you to hear.

    King Gator

    September 18th, 2013
    2:28 pm

    …but she has that class rock look down 30 years later!

    Wrecker

    September 18th, 2013
    2:35 pm

    She can’t hide her lying eyes.

    Wrecker

    September 18th, 2013
    2:37 pm

    She was definitely too tired to take it easy and decided to take it to the limit. She will be the new kid in town at the S.C. state pen,

    boogiebrothers

    September 18th, 2013
    2:38 pm

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    boogiebrothers

    September 18th, 2013
    2:38 pm

    She ‘potentially’ poked holes in his speakers?? What the hell does that mean?

    Thor

    September 18th, 2013
    2:42 pm

    Damn, she look mean!

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    September 18th, 2013
    2:46 pm

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    CDRom

    September 18th, 2013
    2:46 pm

    “They stab it with their steely knives but they just can’t kill the beast”

    xxx

    September 18th, 2013
    2:51 pm

    Funny, I would swear from her appreance that she lost the fight. Must be too much life in the fast lane.

    Julie

    September 18th, 2013
    3:00 pm

    If it were Justin Beaber tunes, I could understand.

    lee smith

    September 18th, 2013
    3:09 pm

    The world is full of so many sad, miserable, mean people. Life if hard.

    TechnoGeek

    September 18th, 2013
    3:33 pm

    Witchy woman there gonna have a heartache tonight in jail. It takes a certain type of fool to be so out of control in the city. The heart of the matter is that she’s already gone outlaw, man, and gotten arrested, and she is too old for some some teenage jail. If she does not get over it, her life in the fast lane is gonna leave her in one sad cafe in a New York minute, seriously.

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    September 18th, 2013
    3:37 pm

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    Big Rick The DJ

    September 18th, 2013
    10:23 pm

    When questioned, Ms. Bader is reported as saying, “I asked him to play ‘Cuts Like a Knife’, by Brian Adams, but he refused.”

    Rocking Mutha

    September 25th, 2013
    12:30 pm

    What if he played ‘Strangelhold” by Ted Nugent over and over?

    Rocking Mutha

    September 25th, 2013
    12:34 pm

    She would make a perfect stripper at the Clairmont!