In a disturbing twist of fate, four local men (*Blake Buckingham, *Jed Stroker, *Darwin Yang, and *Slater Phelps-left to right in photo) are being faced with a serious intervention by friends and family.
It is said that the group’s mental health has been severely damaged due to the excess amount of alcohol they have consumed over the years. Studies show that long-term alcohol abuse causes permanent cognitive impairment and acute anxiety attacks, especially in aging males.
The decision to intervene came after the foursome were seen heading into Saskatoon to spend some quality time together before attending Buckingham’s surprise party.
It was reported that day that Jed Stroker, 33 suffered a sever panic attack after a pigeon landed by his feet. "It was so crazy, we were just walking along totally fine, when he let out a scream and his body completely contorted onto the ground,” says Yang. After the other men shooed the pigeon away Stroker regained control over himself, and carried on with the day.
Later that afternoon Slater Phelps, 44 was overheard in the bathroom in his hotel room asking himself questions such as, “Why are my eyes so yellow?”, and “Who says I can't get a kitty?”, before turning the lights off and on exactly fourteen times.
The four men (all possible liver transplant candidates) travelled to a local acreage later that day to take Buckingham to his surprise fortieth birthday. Upon entering the room to over fifty friends and family members, Buckingham wept uncontrollably and was inconsolable for upwards of forty-five minutes. His wife states, “…it was very concerning. I’ve noticed he has been having trouble controlling his emotions for awhile now, but I didn’t know his mental health has been this affected.”
Later that night Darwin Yang was point blanked by other partygoers regarding the amount of alcohol that was consumed by the men during their quality time day. In response, Yang unbuttoned his heavily soiled shirt and told the crowd to ‘mind ya business’ while the other three men beat their chests and performed a chant song like they were a group of powerful Wall Street stockbrokers. The four men then, to the crowd's surprise, turned on one another before RCMP arrived at the scene.
Loved ones say they plan to stage the intervention later in the week and preferably in the early afternoon, as happy hour can quickly creep up on the foursome.
*Names have been changed to protect identities
Sadly, the foursome turned on one another before RCMP were called to the scene.