Soap fight lands Puyallup man in hospital

By: Stacia Glenn, The News Tribune

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A fight over soap landed a Puyallup man in the hospital.

He’d finished showering Monday and as soon as he wrapped a towel around himself, he accused his 21-year-old roommate of using his soap.

They argued.

The alleged soap user charged at his roommate but the man was able to hold him on the ground before eventually letting him go. 

Upset, the man went to wake up a third roommate to vent about the confrontation.

Then he walked up to the first roommate, who was sitting on the couch in his towel, and allegedly punched him in the face.

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The third roommate was able to break up the fight and take the injured man to the hospital, where he was treated for a broken nose and fractured eye.

Police arrested the man at a department store where he worked. He told officers he punched his roommate because he was “furious,” records show.

“He said that he knew what he did was wrong, but that he was very angry with (his roommate) for previously attacking him,” according to charging papers.

The man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to second-degree assault and was released on his own recognizance. He is barred from going near the roommate he is accused of punching.

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