You know what's shocking?
You go out to appear on The Jerry Springer Show, and you get involved in a fight where police are called.
That's like going to see a Michael Bay movie and -- instead of the insightful character study you were expecting -- there's a bunch of explosions.
An unnamed Houston man found out the hard way that things can go wrong on the Springer show -- or even just on the outskirts of the Springer show.
Cops in Stamford, Connecticut were called to a local hotel to referee a dispute between guests who were in town to appear on Springer. Two were from Alabama and three were from the Houston area (including one from Channelview, of all places), Stamford police Lt. Sean Cooney tells Hair Balls.
The dispute was over whether Hegel was too systematic in his discussion of Kantian dualism. Or, perhaps, whether someone stole a wallet and some prescription drugs.
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After reviewing security tape, Cooney says, police determined that Alabama resident Robert Pruett punched a Houston man several times in the face. The Houston man, whose name was not released, suffered a cut lip but refused medical treatment.
Pruett was charged with misdemeanor assault.
Cooney says the producers of Springer and the Maury Povich show have recently begun filming in Stamford, which is about 35 miles outside New York City. The shows' guests stay in local hotels and drink at local bars and -- shockingly -- sometimes get out of hand.
"We have had a couple of incidents," Cooney says. "Nothing serious, just a handful of this kind of stuff like at the hotel. It's kind of a trade-off -- having them tape here provides an economic benefit to the city, but we do have to handle these calls."