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Beer pong pugilist scores month in San Mateo County Jail for slashing foe

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A brutal brawl after a game of beer pong in San Carlos has earned one knife-wielding teenager a month in jail.

Branden John Wesson, 19, of Redwood City, was sentenced to 30 days in county jail and two years probation Friday after pleading no contest to assault with a deadly weapon charges, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

At a booze-filled party on Alberta Avenue on May 27, Wesson cut up another teen with a utility knife following an argument during a game of beer pong, police said.

The teens were “evidently on testosterone overload” when they argued “over nothing,” Wagstaffe said.

A female party host who tried to break up the fight was pushed aside as the teens punched each other in the face, he said.

Then Wesson whipped out a utility knife and slashed at the other teen, “causing a severe laceration to his inner arm and cuts elsewhere on the arm,” Wagstaffe said.

The victim was rushed to Sequoia Hospital. Wesson went to the hospital to check on his friend. He was interviewed by police, then arrested, Wagstaffe said.

Wesson was ordered to surrender to jail on May 14. He received three days credit for time already served.

maldax@sfexaminer.com