Oklahoma authorities have arrested a 33-year-old man who they say killed his stepfather by giving him an “atomic wedgie” that caused the victim to suffocate on his own underwear. 33-year-old Brad Lee Davis was fighting with 58-year-old Denver St. Clair (the man’s stepfather) at their residence in McLoud, Oklahoma (just east of Oklahoma City) when Davis grabbed the back of his stepfather’s underwear, pulling the elastic waistband completely over the back of St. Clair’s head. Oklahoma Medical Examiners determined that the waistband wrapped tightly around the victim’s throat, suffocating him to death.
Pottawatomie County Sheriff Deputy Travis Palmer said the fight began after Davis and St. Clair were drinking beer on the night of December 21, 2013 at the older man’s residence when St. Clair began speaking ill about his wife, who is Davis’ mother. A fight ensued and Davis says he gave the man the atomic wedgie in self defense (the affidavit specifically noted that he “grabbed St. Clair’s underwear and gave him an ‘atomic wedgie.’). Police arrested Davis on Tuesday and charged him with first degree murder. Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office investigators said St. Clair’s elastic waistband was stretched over his head so tightly that it left ligature marks around his neck.
Note: Although the official investigation is continuing, it appears as if St. Clair had been knocked unconscious by a blow to the head and the atomic wedgie given while he was unconscious.