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2010-02-03 03:33:36 PM
I like the fark it tag on the site page.
 
2010-02-03 03:46:16 PM
As she was leaving, the mother reported hearing a crying child and returned inside the home to find her daughter bleeding from the head.

A for fark's sake - he's 21, not 5. The lady hadn't even made it to her car and he'd already disobeyed and farked up (as if he needed to be told not to in the first place).

Anyone want to bet he did it out of spite?
 
2010-02-03 04:01:00 PM
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You knew it was coming.
 
2010-02-03 04:04:11 PM
How is it possible that a bb penetrated her skull? I find this hard to believe if it was technically an air powered bb gun. A shot in the eye could blind her, sure, but a shot piercing the skull?

(I'm not saying she wasn't injured. I'm just saying it probably wasn't what we commonly understand as a bb gun.)
 
2010-02-03 04:25:11 PM
notmtwain: How is it possible that a bb penetrated her skull? I find this hard to believe if it was technically an air powered bb gun. A shot in the eye could blind her, sure, but a shot piercing the skull?

(I'm not saying she wasn't injured. I'm just saying it probably wasn't what we commonly understand as a bb gun.)


This had to be a high powered pellet gun. Don't look for a lot of gun knowledge from reporters.
 
2010-02-03 06:27:39 PM
R.A.Danny: notmtwain: How is it possible that a bb penetrated her skull? I find this hard to believe if it was technically an air powered bb gun. A shot in the eye could blind her, sure, but a shot piercing the skull?

(I'm not saying she wasn't injured. I'm just saying it probably wasn't what we commonly understand as a bb gun.)

This had to be a high powered pellet gun. Don't look for a lot of gun knowledge from reporters.


That and a child's skull at that age is still developing.

Regardless it's a sad story, specially considering she could be permanently disabled for life.
 
2010-02-03 06:29:07 PM
R.A.Danny: notmtwain: How is it possible that a bb penetrated her skull? I find this hard to believe if it was technically an air powered bb gun. A shot in the eye could blind her, sure, but a shot piercing the skull?

(I'm not saying she wasn't injured. I'm just saying it probably wasn't what we commonly understand as a bb gun.)

This had to be a high powered pellet gun. Don't look for a lot of gun knowledge from reporters.


Srsly though... a BB penetrating the skull seems pretty unlikely. At 4 the skull is still pretty soft, but still... a BB doesn't have much mass or (you would think) enough speed.
 
2010-02-03 06:30:08 PM
Why the Fark does every redneck male under the age of 30 seem to be named Brandon?
 
2010-02-03 06:31:42 PM
notmtwain: How is it possible that a bb penetrated her skull?

The article never says it penetrated her skull. I'd guess it was a shot to the temple.
 
2010-02-03 06:32:19 PM
media.funlol.com
 
2010-02-03 06:32:46 PM
Benevolent Misanthrope: Why the Fark does every redneck male under the age of 30 seem to be named Brandon?

They all hail from the same family stick.
 
2010-02-03 06:33:25 PM
At least he didn't molest her.
 
2010-02-03 06:35:14 PM
air powered BB gun

thank god it wasn't one of them magic-powered BB guns
 
2010-02-03 06:35:55 PM
I_Am_Weasel: You knew it was coming.

Thanks you kindly...

here is your prize
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2010-02-03 06:37:35 PM
At least he didn't shoot a mockingbird. That would have been a sin.
 
2010-02-03 06:38:39 PM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2010-02-03 06:40:23 PM
R.A.Danny: notmtwain: How is it possible that a bb penetrated her skull? I find this hard to believe if it was technically an air powered bb gun. A shot in the eye could blind her, sure, but a shot piercing the skull?

(I'm not saying she wasn't injured. I'm just saying it probably wasn't what we commonly understand as a bb gun.)

This had to be a high powered pellet gun. Don't look for a lot of gun knowledge from reporters.


Any excuse to post this....

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2010-02-03 06:41:16 PM
The correct response would have been to start shooting .45 cal around the children.
 
2010-02-03 06:41:59 PM
Poison Appleseeds: At least he didn't molest her.

That we know of.
 
2010-02-03 06:42:14 PM
notmtwain: How is it possible that a bb penetrated her skull? I find this hard to believe if it was technically an air powered bb gun. A shot in the eye could blind her, sure, but a shot piercing the skull?

(I'm not saying she wasn't injured. I'm just saying it probably wasn't what we commonly understand as a bb gun.)


I've shot a lot of BB guns in my time and one of the pump types probably could penetrate a child's skull. Some of them you can pump to the point where you can't compress any more air into them.

The messed up thing is that a ricochet probably couldn't, it would have to be a direct shot from 10-20 feet away, I'm guessing.
 
2010-02-03 06:45:09 PM
Jument: R.A.Danny: notmtwain: How is it possible that a bb penetrated her skull? I find this hard to believe if it was technically an air powered bb gun. A shot in the eye could blind her, sure, but a shot piercing the skull?

(I'm not saying she wasn't injured. I'm just saying it probably wasn't what we commonly understand as a bb gun.)

This had to be a high powered pellet gun. Don't look for a lot of gun knowledge from reporters.

Srsly though... a BB penetrating the skull seems pretty unlikely. At 4 the skull is still pretty soft, but still... a BB doesn't have much mass or (you would think) enough speed.


From wiki: "Spring-piston air guns are able to achieve muzzle velocities near or greater than the speed of sound from a single stroke of a cocking lever or the barrel itself." Link (new window)

A high powered pellet rifle could easily penetrate a child's skull at close range.
 
2010-02-03 06:47:22 PM
I_Am_Weasel: You knew it was coming.

It's what I came for.
 
2010-02-03 06:51:14 PM
He didn't shoot AROUND the children... he made a direct hit.
 
2010-02-03 06:51:54 PM
notmtwain: How is it possible that a bb penetrated her skull? I find this hard to believe if it was technically an air powered bb gun. A shot in the eye could blind her, sure, but a shot piercing the skull?

(I'm not saying she wasn't injured. I'm just saying it probably wasn't what we commonly understand as a bb gun.)


Maybe she fell on the BB from a great height...
 
2010-02-03 06:59:56 PM
DarWINLOSE

/farktard
 
2010-02-03 07:01:50 PM
You can pierce the skull of a child with a air gun if you hold it right up to their head.
 
2010-02-03 07:03:52 PM
How desperate for a babysitter or just plain stupid was the mother to leave her kids with a man who NEEDED to be told not to fire a BB gun around kids?!?!

/Lots of fail here.
//And the poor little girl pays for it.
 
2010-02-03 07:04:46 PM
10 pumps on a air rifle will put a bb through anything soft.
 
2010-02-03 07:04:47 PM
burgle23: The article never says it penetrated her skull. I'd guess it was a shot to the temple.

The temple is a part of the skull.

Maybe the BB went up the kid's nose into the brain?
 
2010-02-03 07:06:46 PM
tukatz: He didn't shoot AROUND the children... he made a direct hit.

Wonder how much he had to lead her?
 
2010-02-03 07:06:48 PM
shirtsbyeric: You can pierce the skull of a child with a air gun if you hold it right up to their head.

The truly sad thing is, this is probably pretty damned close to what happened. *sigh*
 
2010-02-03 07:07:38 PM
shirtsbyeric: You can pierce the skull of a child with a air gun if you hold it right up to their head.

Are you speaking from experience? Brandon Hood! Is that you?
 
2010-02-03 07:09:17 PM
Maybe the BB went up the kid's nose into the brain?

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/Hot like a mummy
//Brains
 
2010-02-03 07:13:30 PM
burgle23: notmtwain: How is it possible that a bb penetrated her skull?

The article never says it penetrated her skull. I'd guess it was a shot to the temple.



Well, with a projectile lodged in her brain and a description of her "bleeding from the head", there aren't too many other options. Article sucks for facts anyway.

And this wasn't the "expected result" for me, I was rather hoping the idiot shot his own eye out.
 
2010-02-03 07:21:37 PM
poot_rootbeer: burgle23: The article never says it penetrated her skull. I'd guess it was a shot to the temple.

The temple is a part of the skull.

Maybe the BB went up the kid's nose into the brain?


I used to hunt rabbit and squirrel with my BB (pellet) gun (spring piston, single pump .22). A good air rifle could easily penetrate the skull of a 4 year old from less than 50 feet.
 
2010-02-03 07:22:50 PM
Deputies say the girl's mother asked Hood to watch her daughter and another child while she left the home

She let him watch another persons kid too.

I agree with Rubberband Girl. He doesn't look like the kind of guy I want watching my kids.
 
2010-02-03 07:26:34 PM
FlyingPenguini Here is your prize

That's not a prize ... It's a Major Award! I won it!
 
2010-02-03 07:32:16 PM
But how else do we prepare our kids for future wars against the brown/yellow peoples?
 
2010-02-03 07:35:37 PM
*pop* HEADSHOT!!
 
2010-02-03 07:37:22 PM
I've never known of a Brandon who wasn't a total farkwad
 
2010-02-03 07:37:36 PM
Poison Appleseeds: At least he didn't molest her.

I'll bet he gets on the sex offender registry anyhow just to be on the safe side. I mean, he did penetrate a 4 year-old after all.
 
2010-02-03 07:38:54 PM
boyvoyeur: Deputies say the girl's mother asked Hood to watch her daughter and another child while she left the home

She let him watch another persons kid too.

I agree with Rubberband Girl. He doesn't look like the kind of guy I want watching my kids.


I wonder if she really had a choice in the matter...daycare is not a viable option some places.
 
2010-02-03 07:40:58 PM
Well, to be fair she did tell him not to shoot it "around" the children, not to not shoot it "at" them. How was he supposed to know?
 
2010-02-03 07:53:20 PM
queezyweezel: poot_rootbeer: burgle23: The article never says it penetrated her skull. I'd guess it was a shot to the temple.

The temple is a part of the skull.

Maybe the BB went up the kid's nose into the brain?

I used to hunt rabbit and squirrel with my BB (pellet) gun (spring piston, single pump .22). A good air rifle could easily penetrate the skull of a 4 year old from less than 50 feet.


I stand corrected. I guess I was too busy aiming for my friends' butts as a kid to really test this theory out.
Protip: Add a few drops of oil and a BB gun becomes 3x more painful.
 
2010-02-03 07:56:39 PM
We used to have "BB" gun fights, until this:
scopesandammo.com
Put a BB into a kid's scalp.
 
2010-02-03 08:00:35 PM
Figures that a TV station from Florida would have a Fark it icon.
 
2010-02-03 08:10:18 PM
tb tibbles - I wonder if she really had a choice in the matter...daycare is not a viable option some places.

If that's what lead to all this, then I'd have more sympathy for the mother. TFA said she was going off to a job interview, which tells me she had a few days/weeks warning to come up with a sitter, but your right to say we don't know how screwed up her situation was before this happened. If we find out the guy was her boyfriend rather than a desperate, last-minute pick for babysitter, then I'm back to failing her.
 
2010-02-03 08:12:09 PM
It's not impossible. I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home, they're not much bigger than two meters.
 
2010-02-03 08:15:02 PM
At least when we were kids we wore helmets when we shot each other in the head with a pellet gun.

One time I put a drill bit down the barrel and I let it fall from the barrel out of sight, and my friend was freaked out that I was pointing the loaded drill bit gun at him. He then swears the drill bit fell out after I was done "threatening" him, and not before as I had done. That was ~22 years ago and we still argue about it when the subject comes up. Good times.
 
2010-02-03 08:35:13 PM
I wont go for the obvious christmas story quote, and just say that Im waiting for a title of 'Once upon a time in...'
oh its been done?
 
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