Cops: Woman, 23, Assaulted Boyfriend Because He Would Not Stop Singing That Catchy "Thrift Shop" Song
Angered that her boyfriend would not stop singing that catchy “Thrift Shop” song by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, a Colorado woman allegedly choked and pushed her beau during a confrontation late Saturday.
Samantha Malson, 23, was arrested by the Longmont Police Department for harassment and domestic violence, according to a Boulder County Sheriff’s Office booking sheet.
According to a police report, Malson and her boyfriend, Lars Hansen--who celebrated his 26th birthday Saturday--were both inebriated when officers arrived at their apartment around midnight. Malson, a certified nursing assistant, told cops that the couple had been “fighting all evening over the fact that Hansen accused Malson of consuming all the alcohol in the house.”
After Malson briefly left the residence, she returned and “began to listen to Macklemore’s song ‘Thrift Shop,’ which Hansen was singing while laying on the couch.” Malson, pictured in the above mug shot, told cops that Hansen sang the lyrics "over and over," and that she asked him to stop "25 times" before the fracas began.
“He just annoyed me,” Malson told police. She also reportedly confessed that, “I grabbed him around the throat” and “I did it for intimidation.”
Free on bond, Malson does not include Macklemore & Lewis among her musical “likes” on Facebook. Macklemore (real name: Ben Haggerty) is seen below in a still from the “Thrift Shop” video. The 3:55 hit, which includes a catchy hook sung by Michael “Wanz” Wansley, has topped the Billboard 100 chart and its video has been viewed in excess of 225 million times on YouTube.