stiletto stories



Weaponized High Heels – 2013 – Texas

The neon lights of Downtown Dallas have seen their fair share of stories, but stiletto stories? No story is quite as peculiar as the one involving the dazzling dancer, Veronica Hayes, and her deadly stilettos.

Veronica, a fiery Texas native with a passion for dance, was a regular at the ‘Starlight Lounge,’ a once-popular joint known for its lively tunes and even livelier patrons. On this particular evening, the bar was buzzing with energy. The local jazz band was in full swing, and the dance floor was packed. Veronica, with her signature red dress and matching high heels, twirled and swayed, catching the eye of every onlooker.

However, not all eyes on Veronica were admiring. Lacey, a rival from Veronica’s past and a dancer of equal repute, had also decided to grace the Starlight with her presence that evening. The two had a history, a blend of professional jealousy and personal disagreements, that had set the stage for a showdown.

As the night wore on, fueled by a mix of alcohol and old grudges, words were exchanged. The disagreement quickly escalated from snide remarks to an all-out brawl. But, in the midst of the chaos, what nobody anticipated was how Veronica would choose to defend her honor.

Strange Self-Defense Method

In a split-second decision, she removed one of her high-heeled stilettos and brandished it with an expertise that suggested she wasn’t new to little known art of unconventional self-defense. What was once an accessory to her elegant ensemble now became a weapon, creating a scene that was equal parts shocking and awe-inspiring.

The scuffle was quickly broken up by the security, and both Veronica and Lacey were shown the door. But by then, the legend of the “Weaponized High Heel” had been born.

In the aftermath, the Starlight Lounge gained a notorious reputation, with patrons flocking to the bar in hopes of witnessing another dramatic evening. Veronica, meanwhile, became something of a local legend. Although she faced legal ramifications for her actions, in the court of public opinion, she was a hero – a symbol of fierce individuality and the embodiment of the saying, “Don’t mess with Texas.”

Years later, when the stiletto stories incident became a mere anecdote, mothers would warn their bickering daughters, “Be careful, or you’ll end up like the ladies at Starlight!” But for those who were there on that fateful night, the memory of Veronica and her deadly stiletto dance will forever remain etched in Downtown Dallas lore.

Don Leith

By Don Leith

Retired from the real world. A love of research left over from my days on the debate team in college long ago led me to work on this website. Granted, not all these stories are "fun" or even "trivial" But they all are either weird, unusual or even extraordinary. Working on this website is "fun" in any case. Hope you enjoy it!