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Dallas Businessman Killed in Dispute Over "Hotel California" at Thai Karaoke Bar

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  1. GRENDEL

    GRENDEL Contributing Member

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    Dallas Businessman Killed in Dispute Over "Hotel California" at Thai Karaoke Bar

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    The Facebook photo shows 51-year-old Dallasite Bobby Ray Carter Jr. grinning as he stands beside his son and a handful of friends chest deep in the crystal clear water. Behind him, the sandy beach, lush foliage and sheer cliff face suggest a tropical paradise.

    The picture was taken outside the Thai resort town of Ao Nang and posted online on Sunday, two nights before Carter's fatal visit to the Longhorn Saloon, which promises ""good music, funfunfun and friendly staff".

    The evening started out ordinarily enough. There was drinking, quite a bit of it judging from reports, and then karaoke with a live band. Carter hopped on stage and began to sing and then, according to The Associated Press, refused to leave.

    Witnesses told police that Carter was angry that the band began playing The Eagles' "Hotel California" instead of the piece he'd requested. Agence France-Presse reports that he demanded the band return the tip he'd just given them. They refused, and an argument ensued. At some point Carter's son Adam entered the fray.

    Things cooled down, but only briefly. "After a while they came outside and started another argument with us," one of the band members, 27-year-old Ratikorn Romin, said in a statement to police obtained by the Phuket Gazette. "The father knocked me to the ground first, and I could not breathe because he was sitting on my chest. Then I spotted a sharp piece of metal nearby, so I grabbed it and stabbed him."

    The iron rod penetrated Carter's chest. His son was struck in the head. Both, according to the International Business Times, were taken to a local hospital where the elder Carter was pronounced dead.

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    Employees at LED Cool Lights, Carter's Design District business, told the AP they'd been briefed on the death but had no additional comment.

    http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2013/07/bobby_ray_carter_jr_dallas_bus.php
     
  2. kevC

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    Typical a*shole from Dallas.
     
  3. Nick

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    Misleading title from the biased Dallas news source... according to the article, the very drunk Dallas businessman was the aggressor, jumped the band member outside (with his son helping him), and the band member defended himself. Sounds like an unfortunate situation that escalated beyond control of all involved.

    Only thing missing in the article is something talking about how guns would have prevented this from happening ;)
     
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    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    The only part I can sympathize with in this tragedy is being ready to fight to stop a band from playing Hotel California. Man I hate that song. So earnest and so full of "meaning". Barf.
     
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    Apparently they can kill the beast if they stab it with their steely knives.
     
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  7. Xerobull

    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!

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    Why are the Eagles universally hated? I'm curious. I knew they were popular, but I wasn't aware of the negative connotation.
     
  9. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    And in such a lovely place. (such a lovely place.) *barfs*
     
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  10. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    Because they are so damned earnest, serious and yet cheesy. It's like bad trans-am, jeans-shorts, **** rock from an era when a lot of us were trying to survive adolescence. It was scarring.
     
  11. kevC

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    He probably had too much pink champagne on ice.
     
  12. DCkid

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    That is probably my least favorite song ever. Definitely not worth dying for.
     
  13. plcmts17

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    Well besides the other replies, I got a chuckle out of this:
    "After a while they came outside and started another argument with us," one of the band members, 27-year-old Ratikorn Romin, said in a statement to police obtained by the Phuket Gazette.
     
  14. heypartner

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    pretty much every line of that song is annoying.

    "Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends"

    Oh, that's so cool. She likes bling bling and expense cars! Hip hop says it so much better. How impressed were you with yourself Eagles when you came up with that line *barf*
     
  15. Manny Ramirez

    Manny Ramirez The Music Man

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    Maybe because it is a known fact that Don Henley and Glenn Frey are universal douchebags?
     
  16. Classic

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    I ain't even mad.
     
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    you can check out any time you like, But you can never leave.... alive.
     
  18. underoverup

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    What a nice surprise....
     
  19. Ashes

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    You mean: "Definitely worth dying to prevent."
     
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    Wonder what will happen to his company. Someone close to me is the landlord where his company is located
     

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