EDMONTON - It would have been a Darwin Award winner if the victim hadn't managed to survive, but it is still a sure-fire candidate for the dumb and dumber category.
An Edmonton man pleaded guilty Tuesday to criminal negligence causing bodily harm for stabbing a friend who was wearing a supposed stab-proof vest.
Court heard the victim had been bragging about the vest and invited the friend to stab him, but the vest didn't work as advertised and the victim, Justin Harder, 18, was rushed to hospital with a wound to the chest and received life-saving emergency surgery.
Calvin Clackson, 21, was handed an "extremely charitable" six-month jail sentence for the Oct. 15, 2012, stabbing.
Judge Michael Allen noted that stabbing someone in the heart area, even if the person is wearing protection, is a "dangerous activity" and said Clackson "unwisely" took up Harder's invitation to stab him.