NAPOLEONVILLE — For many holiday hosts, Christmas dinner is serious business, as they fret over getting the turkey, dressing and casseroles just so.
But, a Napoleonville man took his attention to the details of the holiday meal a little too far when, Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies say, he slashed his friend across the hand with a kitchen knife during an argument in the serving line.
Commander Lonny Cavalier, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, said Clifton Breaux, 55, had had a few people over at his home for Christmas dinner Monday evening.
They were waiting to serve themselves in the kitchen when an argument broke out between Breaux and his friend, a 54-year-old Napoleonville man, about who would serve himself first.
Witnesses told investigators that Breaux did not want his friend to serve himself before Breaux did. Breaux eventually pulled out the knife and sliced the victim across his hand, cutting all his fingers, Cavalier said.
Deputies were called to Breaux's home about 8:15 p.m. Monday. Breaux, 133 Pecan St., Napoleonville, was later arrested and booked on a count of aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon.
In the end, Cavalier said, neither man got to eat his Christmas meal: Breaux was arrested and the victim went home and later took himself to a medical facility to be treated for his injuries.
Breaux remained Wednesday in Assumption Parish Detention Center with bail of $10,541, online jail booking records show.