Pennsylvania Couple Got All Stabby During Argument Over "American Idol" Finale
While the audience for “American Idol” continues to shrink, Ryan Seacrest will be happy to know that some viewers remain so passionate about the TV show that they’ll stab each other while arguing about the program’s finale.
That is what happened last week in the Red Lion, Pennsylvania home shared by Karen Harrelson, 48, and Gregory Stambaugh, 57, according to criminal complaints filed against the duo.
Harrelson and Stambaugh told cops that while drinking beer and watching “American Idol,” they began arguing “as to which singer was going to win” the Fox TV singing competition.
A probable cause affidavit does not reveal which of the two finalists--Kree Harrison or eventual winner Candice Glover--was supported by the respective arrestees.
The dispute between Harrelson and Stambaugh quickly escalated to mutual stabbing (though the parties disputed who first brandished a knife). The intoxicated couple acknowledged that, in addition to beer, they had also consumed tequila and scotch during an hours-long binge leading up to the “American Idol” broadcast.
Pictured in the above mug shots, Harrelson and Stambaugh were each charged with felony aggravated assault and two counts of misdemeanor simple assault.