Is A Pumpkin A Deadly Weapon?

by Richard Jones  - May 23, 2023

Is A Pumpkin A Deadly Weapon?

– RT, Texas


Possibly. A deadly weapon is defined in Texas Penal Code section 1.07(a)(17)(b) as anything that in it’s manner of use or intended use is capable of causing death or serious bodily injury.

Now a pumpkin sitting on your kitchen table is probably not a deadly weapon. You’re also not likely to get charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon if you have one in your car or carry one into the courthouse.

However, if drop one off a bridge onto traffic, then you’ve got a problem. Common sense says that dropping a large. heavy object onto a moving vehicle is capable of causing death or serious bodily injury. Don’t drop fruit on cars unless you want to spend serious time in prison.

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