Trouble at the Chili Cook-Off? An AK-47 Ought To Clear That Up


So you're at the chili cook-off in Belleville, simmering a pot of the ol' extra-spicy secret recipe when some poseur gourmand comes along and disses your batch, calls it weak sauce. Now you have two options:

A. Shrug it off, be the bigger man, and let the beans speak for themselves OR...

B. Take it personally, hold a grudge until later that night when you get into a brawl at a nearby subdivision and bust a few caps from your AK-47 to let that chili-hater know you mean business.

Guess which option 19 year-old David Eschenfelder chose?

Via The Belleville News-Democrat:
David W. Eschenfelder, 19, of 21 Geri Ann in Belleville, has been charged by the St. Clair County State's Attorney with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

The fight, which involved several people, occurred Oct. 3 after the Chili Cook-Off in Belleville. Eschenfelder is accused of shooting an AK-47 rifle into the air during the fight.

The gun was recovered by officers when they responded to the fight. Eschenfelder was arrested by St. Clair County Sheriff's investigators Scott Toth and Mike Hundelt Tuesday at his home.

His bail was set at $10,000. Eschenfelder posted bond that evening and was released from custody.
Chili, unlike revenge, is a dish best served hot.

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