State v. Sargent, 233 N.C. App. 96 (Mar. 18, 2014)

Where the defendant opened the door to the credibility of a defense witness, the prosecutor’s possibly improper comments regarding the witness’s credibility were not so grossly improper as to require intervention by the trial court ex mero motu. Among other things, the prosecutor stated: “that man would not know the truth if it came up and slapped him in the head.”