Indiana man reportedly pistol whips friend of 50 years in dispute over Bruno Mars song

Roger Washburn, left, is accused of pistol-whipping his friend in a dispute over a song sung by Bruno Mars, right. (Johnson County Sheriff's Office + Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

From 'Locked Out Of Heaven' to just plain locked up, a decades-long friendship between two Indiana men may reportedly be over because of… a Bruno Mars song.

Roger Washburn, 71, is facing a battery charge after allegedly pistol-whipping his friend during a dispute over whether or not the popular artist was singing a song being played at Washburn's home Friday in Greenwood, the Indianapolis Star reported.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call from a man who said Washburn, him and a third person were listening to music when the incident unfolded.

The man, who reportedly told police the trio have been friends for five decades, said Washburn disputed the other man’s claim that a song being played was performed by Bruno Mars.

When Washburn was shown evidence proving him to be wrong, the man said, the two friends got into an argument and Washburn pulled out a gun. The caller was then allegedly pistol-whipped – with the gun going off as a result -- after calling Washburn an expletive, the man told the Indianapolis Star.

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