Applying a law that was implemented in 1889, police officers arrested two groups of teenagers for dueling on Wednesday.
Each group consisted of 5 junior high school boys, but the duels were fought in a very civilized one-on-one. Further adding to this chivalrous form of combat is that no weapons were allowed, plus blows to the genitalia were strictly forbidden. And for a winner to be declared, one fighter had to give up.
As honourable as this may (arguably) sound, the fights weren’t over the attention of a young lady, or the defamation of a good man’s character. No, bizarrely these bare-knuckle brawls were all down to the minor misfortune of a slashed bicycle seat.
Whilst the boys in question are said to have admitted to the allegations and shown considerable regret, police reports sadly didn’t disclose whether gloves were thrown on the ground or slapped across faces prior to any dueling action.