The incident reportedly began when Dozier observed his stepfather, Christopher A. Kirnes, 54, ‘cursing out’ Kirnes’ mother for not buying beer. Kirnes’ mother told deputies that – after Dozier attempted to ‘intervene’ – Kirnes went to the bedroom to got a crowbar.
Coincidentally, this is where I keep my crowbar.
Court documents say that, when Kirnes returned, he threatened Dozier – prompting Grandma to ask Dozier to leave. Dozier left the residence, but returned aproximately 15 minutes later wielding a steak knife. A scuffle ensued which left Christopher Kirnes with a substantial knife wound to the neck. A deputy on the scene claimed the wound was so severe “you could see the jugular vein.”
When question by deputies, Dozier reportedly told them Kirnes hit him in the head with the crowbar and said he “fell down the stairs and cut [Kirnes] unintentionally.” When asked about his lack of visible injuries, Dozier said the injuries were “already magically healed by God,” the arrest report stated.
Kirnes – who was apparently not afforded any of God’s magical healing – was hospitalized and later released. Dozier was transported to the Marion County jail and held on $5,000 bond.
The grandmother was, presumably, informed that ‘failure to provide asshole offspring with beer’ is not only dangerous – but, in fact, a felony offense in Florida – and warned about future transgressions.Tags: argument, beer, Bryant Dozier, Christmas, crowbar, Florida, Stabbing, steak knife