Edmonton man wakes up with lipstick on, goes beserk



EDMONTON, Alta.--Why so serious, Owen Dallas Gerun?

The 30-year-old man flew into an inexplicable rage when two women he and a friend had been socializing with applied make-up to his face after he had passed out at a party at an Edmonton townhouse.

As the two men were leaving the home the following morning, the gussied up Gerun realized what had been done to him and became "extremely angry," said Crown prosecutor Laura Marr.

Gerun smashed two windows with a shovel and a propane tank, respectively, and then reached through the shattered window and blasted bear spray throughout the kitchen.

Marr said the amount of bear spray was so "overwhelming" that the fire department had to be called to clear out the noxious fumes.

The two women hid in a closet and called 911, said Marr.

"The rightful occupants of the home were terrorized...over a prank."

Gerun was nabbed at a nearby 7-Eleven and he still had the makeup on and smelled like bear spray.

After being taken into police custody, he threatened to knock an officer's head off. After being told to calm down, Gerun - who has a significant record for violence - said: "I'm going to find you."

Gerun's defence lawyer said the women "admitted they had painted his face up pretty good and could see why he would be upset, but they didn't expect such a violent reaction."

Gerun was sentenced to eight months behind bars after pleading guilty to mischief causing damage, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and uttering death threats.

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