I’m not sure what this is signaling, per se, but there seems to be a focus on low-budget, food-related assaults recently. Maybe the Blue Box is less expensive than a good knife?
From the North Platte Telegraph, we get this:
An unemployed 48-year-old North Platte man was arrested Saturday after police said he assaulted his live-in girlfriend with a cooking pot because he was upset she made him macaroni for dinner.
According to the police report, [the suspect] was intoxicated and assaulted his girlfriend with the pot when he discovered she made macaroni for his dinner. The assault caused the food to be tossed throughout the residence, as he struck her with the pot, according to the report.
And deli meat is FAR more economical than brass knuckles. From the Florida-based TC Palm:
A 19-year-old man accused of hitting his girlfriend with a sandwich, knocking her glasses off and nearly causing a traffic crash is facing domestic battery and child abuse charges, according to a recently released police report.
The victim told police that [the suspect] got angry while she drove and “started to hit her in the arm and striking her in the face with a sandwich, knocking her glasses off her face,” the report states. [The suspect] told investigators that, indeed, he argued. He said he “didn’t want to hit her so he threw a sandwich at her striking her in the face knocking her glasses off.”
He also admitted beating the windshield with the mirror and his fist.
The type of sandwich hurled was not specified in the report.