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Cops: Beer pong game ends in stabbing

Michael Pelaez, 22, was charged with stabbing a

Michael Pelaez, 22, was charged with stabbing a player in an early-morning game of beer pong in a Wantagh garage, Nassau police said. (June 3, 2013) Photo Credit: NCPD

An early-morning game of beer pong ended in a Wantagh garage Monday when one of home's occupants stabbed a player, Nassau police said.

An argument broke out just before 4 a.m. during beer pong, a drinking game that requires losers to drink if their opponents successfully toss a ping pong ball into their cups of beer.

Michael Pelaez, who lives at the house, went inside to get a kitchen knife and returned to stab the victim's right hand, police said.

The victim, a 25-year-old man, was treated at a hospital, police said.

Pelaez, 22, of 1921 Merikoke Ave. South, was arrested at the scene and is expected to be arraigned Tuesday on charges of second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

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