Argument over Bruno Mars leads to assault arrest for 71-year-old

Roger Washburn left is accused of pistol-whipping his friend in a dispute over a song sung by Bruno Mars right

Roger Washburn left is accused of pistol-whipping his friend in a dispute over a song sung by Bruno Mars right

An Indiana man is facing charges after pistol-whipping his lifelong friend during an argument over a Bruno Mars song, police said.

Roger Washburn, 71, is charged with Battery with Injury and Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon, both Level 6 felonies. Washburn adamantly maintained that the track didn't belong to the Hawaiian pop star.

From "Locked Out Of Heaven" to just plain locked up, a decades-long friendship between two IN men may reportedly be over because of... a Bruno Mars song.

According to deputies, a third man who witnessed the altercation confirmed the fight started when the two men couldn't agree that the song they were listening to on Washburn's porch was sung by Bruno Mars.

The man said he called Washburn a "chicken (expletive)" and Washburn swung the weapon at him. They tussled again and the gun went off a second time.

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Police went to Washburn's home, where he admitted to hitting his friend with his.38 revolver.

No one was shot in the incident however the victim suffered a small gouge on his right cheek.

According to the police report, the victim had "a small gouge on his right cheek, blood on his trousers, shirt and a red abrasion on his right forearm".

The victim, the police report stated, suffered "a small gouge on his right cheek, blood on his trousers, shirt and a red abrasion on his right forearm", according to FOX59. Unfortunately, the police report does not mention whether the song in question was "Uptown Funk" or "That's What I Like".

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