Apparently, this has been a shockingly dangerous tax season for those who prepare taxes. Earlier this month, a guy shot up a tax business in Detroit. Around the same time, another guy tried to choke the heck out of his H&R Block tax preparer.
Maybe people really should get TurboTax and do it themselves. You know, unless they're suicidal...
Xzavier [Tyrone Mazyck] allegedly beat up a tax preparer when he found out the woman he was with wouldn't be getting her refund in cash. After a security guard intervened, he is accused of whipping out his heat and shooting both the guard and two women. A fourth person was grazed by a bullet but not shot.
I refuse to comment on why "Xzavier" (effing SIC Mrs. Mazyck. SIC!) was so invested in "the woman he was with" getting cash. Just because I can't immediately think of a non-pimp-related reason, doesn't mean there isn't one.
Meanwhile, in Missouri:
A Missouri man is facing a third degree assualt charge after he allegedly choked the shit out of an H&R Block employee. Guess we know who won't be in on getting his billion back, eh?
53-year-old Michael Wright was apparently unhappy with the result of his tax filing, so naturally he shoved his preparer to the ground and choked a Block.
People, people, don't hate the player, hate the game. Eviscerate the utilitarian justifications of a progressive tax policy as outlined by Jeremy Bentham if you must, but leave your H&R Block Excel elf alone.