Contact Us

Extreme ‘American Idol’ Fans Stab Each Other During Fight Over Who Should Win

'American Idol' Stabbing
York County Prison

‘American Idol’ may not be the ratings juggernaut it once was, but that doesn’t mean its fans are any less passionate.

A couple living together in West Manchester Township, Pennsylvania was arrested after stabbing each other over a disagreement about who should win ‘American Idol’ while watching the show’s finale last week.

As if that’s not absurd enough, the man and woman at the center of the dispute aren’t even in the teeny bopper demographic the Fox show covets. Nope, Gregory Stambaugh is 57 and his lady love, Karen Elaine Harrelson, is 48 — ages where they should be arguing over the stance political candidates take on Social Security, not who deserves to be America’s next manufactured pop star.

The fight escalated and one of them grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed the other. That person then took the knife and stabbed back, with Harrelson and Stambaugh each claiming the other started it. Ir’s also unclear who supported Candice Glover and who wanted Kree Harrison to win. Of course, Glover did won, surely sending Harrison’s fan into an absolute tizzy.

Both Harrelson and Stambaugh were charged with two counts of simple assault and one count of aggravated assault. Neither suffered any serious injuries, unless you consider shame and embarrassment to fall into that category.

Best of 103.7 The Hawk

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Rockaholics quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Rockaholics contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.