[Statesman] A fight over a dance routine led to one teenager punching another, breaking his jaw and causing facial paralysis, according to an arrest affidavit filed Wednesday in Travis County. Tomas Tapia, 16, has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with the July incident, the affidavit said. He was not in custody Wednesday , according to jail records. Tapia was practicing dance routines for an upcoming party along with three friends at a home on Wentworth Drive in East Austin, according to the affidavit. One of the teens, Rosendo Jaimes, 16, became upset because his friend Osman Silva was rehearsing a song that he didn’t like, the affidavit said. That’s when the suspect’s brother, Jarim Tapia, got into an argument with Jaimes, the affidavit said. Tomas Tapia then intervened by punching Jaimes in the face, the affidavit said. Jaimes was hospitalized and treated for a broken jaw. A doctor who treated him told police that one of Jaimes’ nerves had been severed, resulting in lifelong numbness to his lower lip and teeth, the affidavit said.
Well it doesn’t take much to deduce the problem here. Rosendo’s an asshole & everyone in the troupe has a problem with him. I get it. Dicking around with the music selection with the party right around the corner and the routine not even set? Are you crazy? I’m sure they talked about it ad nauseum. Hey Rosendo, we’re not poppin’ & lockin’ to Lady Gaga – just bring the Lil’ Wayne CD like we said. Majority rules, bro. Instead he just gave the other 3 a reason to kick him out of the group and toss in a free few months of sipping food through a straw. Probably was just holding back their talents on the dance floor anyway. You’re only as strong as your weakest link, right? No doubt Tomas’ right hook put everyone else on notice too. This is serious shit, and when I get out of juvie, Osman & Jarim better still have their A-game or someone else is getting rocked by a fist of dynamite.