From the unbelievable to the insane, people are beginning to realize that not everyone who walks amongst us are mentally “all there”. Such is the realization as illustrated in this short piece about a Washington State woman who was court-ordered to attend an anger-management class. This piece is written not to laugh at an obviously disturbed person, or even mock the victim, more so it is written as a warning that the next time you run across a person that is becoming “unhinged” over the slightest of slights, then please just walk away, for as you will see as highlighted in this story, that in reality, there is a very thin line between the “unbelievable” and the “insane”.
In the news….
A 19-year-old Bellevue woman has been arrested and charged with second-degree assault after she allegedly stabbed a classmate Saturday during a court-ordered anger-management class at Bellevue College in Bellevue, Washington. According to Bellevue police reports, Ms. Faribah Maradiaga, became incensed and out of control during a verbal confrontation with her classmate and ultimately ended up stabbing the classmate’s arm and shoulder several times.
Police said Maradiaga, who already had a pending assault charge, told them that the other woman had threatened her first, according to charging documents. Maradiaga walked into the North Campus classroom around 9 a.m. on Saturday while a video on anger management was being shown, according to the charges.
According to witnesses, Maradiaga started complaining about the movie and disrupting the class when the victim told Maradiaga “the video was good and to give it a chance.” Maradiaga, who was sitting two rows behind the victim, then stood up and started talking “trash” before pulling out a knife with a 3-inch blade and stabbing the other woman, police and prosecutors say.
The charges say Maradiaga then threatened to kill the victim’s family. Maradiaga is being held on $50,000 bail in King County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 25.
Unfortunately, this article serves as a great teaching point when reminding our selves, our kids and other adults that sometimes in life, it’s best to just walk away from an individual(s) who is not “all there.” In the long run it may very well save you a lot of pain, a lot of anguish and even your life. Always remember folks when confronting an angry person, there’s a very thin line between the unbelievable and the insane, and who’s to say what side of the “thin line” that person may actually be straddling?
Until next time Louisianans, Good Day, God Bless and Good Fishing.