CHARLOTTE, NC (Mark Price/The Charlotte Observer) - For the second time this summer, a North Carolina cookout has turned bizarre and ended with someone going to jail.
The latest instance happened Saturday in Laurinburg, when one guest pulled a gun amid the festivities and robbed an acquaintance of all his jewelry, police say.
Laurinburg police arrested James Seals, 39, and charged him with robbery with a dangerous weapon, reported the Laurinburg Exchange. Laurinburg is about two hours east of Charlotte.
The victim was a guy named Brian Sessoms and he told police that he was attending a friends' barbeque on Simmons Avenue when Seals robbed him. The two men are acquaintances, it was reported. Seals was jailed under a $30,000 bond, the Exchange reported.
The incident comes just weeks after another cookout north of Charlotte in Iredell County ended badly.
On Memorial Day weekend, a man allegedly grabbed a barbecue fork during a cookout and stabbed an acquaintance multiple times, deputies said. That alternation began when one man threw a brick into the windshield of another man's parked Cadillac, Iredell County deputies said.