Man Stabbed, Beaten With Steel Pipe by Brother Over Last Pepsi

During Sunday's NFC Championship game, a man and his brother argued over who could drink the last can of Pepsi. One thing led to another, and one brother repeatedly stabbed the other and struck him in the head with a metal pipe.

Michael Charles of Jersey City fled after stabbing and beating his 50-year-old brother, leaving behind a crime scene "covered in blood," according to police.

The 50-year-old brother, whose name was not released, told police that he and his brother had been drinking for several hours and both were upset because the San Francisco 49ers were losing. When the 50-year-old asked his brother not to take the last can of Pepsi, his brother reportedly told him to "go fuck himself." Then he attacked.

From The Jersey Journal:

The brother stabbed him several times in the chest with a small knife, officers said. The man told police he grabbed a knife and fought back, stabbing his brother in the arm.

The man's brother fled and police searched the area, but could not find him, police said.

The victim became belligerent and refused a temporary restraining order against his brother, officers said. He was treated by paramedics at the scene and sent to the Jersey City Medical Center.

Watching the game with the two violent, Pepsi-loving brothers? Their elderly mother. Sounds like a fun family.

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