Why would Mr. Barazarte do such a thing? One theory: Mr. Barazarte wanted to "bless" Mr. Houchin's performance. But according to anthropologist Paul Draper, the host might have had other things in mind, such as the desire to ward off evil. The result, though--the police are seeking Mr. Barazarte for assault, and Mr. Houchin is recovering from his injuries. More coverage here from L. A. Weekly.