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Man accused of pistol-whipping old friend Bruno Mars song

Roger D. Washburn, 71, of Greenwood, was taken into custody late Friday.

(Johnson County Sheriff)

An Indiana man is facing charges after pistol-whipping his lifelong friend during an argument about a Bruno Mars song, police said.

Roger D. Washburn, 71, of Greenwood, was taken into custody late Friday by deputies from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office after the victim and another man said they were hanging out at Washburn at home when they started fighting over a song and who performed it, the Indianapolis Star reports.

The victim was the track in question was sung by Mars, but Supporters disagree. That prompted the victim to show Washburn evidence that the song was in fact a part of Mars’ catalog, but instead of defusing the argument, the sound fight went to another level, when Washburn pulled out a .38-caliber revolver, deputies said.

The victim called Washburn “chickens–t,” in which he’s waving his gun at the man, hitting him in the face and arm. Washburn gun went off twice as he beat the victim and took a swing at him, but no one was shot during the feud over the singer, whose hits include “Uptown Funk”, “That’s What I Like” and “Locked Out of Heaven.”

The victim told investigators he and his friend — Washburn the pal of 50 years, were so shocked about what happened is that they didn’t call the police until hours later. Washburn later admitted to responding officers that he struck his friend in the face with his revolver, according to the police, that doesn’t indicate that Mars had to play at the moment.

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