Western Nebraska man Larry Spurling, 50, of Melbeta, was arrested on September 30, after police received a call from his wife saying that he had pushed her down and smushed a sandwich in her face. According to his wife, Spurling was mad at her for, “making him live in the country,” where he was “bored since there is no place for him to walk.” The argument reportedly went on long enough for him to down three cans of Natty Daddy, an eight percent alcohol malt liquor, before the wife tired of the argument, made herself a sandwich and went into the bedroom. At that point an angry, buzzed Spurling followed her into the bedroom, pushed her down on the bed and rubbed the sandwich on her face, smearing her face and hair with mayo.
Responding deputies apparently did find incriminating pieces of lunch meat on the carpet inside and outside the bedroom, and arrested Spurling for misdemeanor disturbing the peace. He pleaded no contest to the charge on October 1 in Scotts Bluff County Court, where he was sentenced to five days in jail.