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(Gawker)   Man who shot a nine-year-old girl who was dressed as skunk at a Halloween party with his shotgun, after confusing her for a real skunk, avoids jail time and gets only two years probation   (gawker.com) divider line 157
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2013-05-08 08:20:40 AM
according to the story, he wasn't drunk or on drugs at the time, as determined by testing.


So he's just a farking idiot.
 
2013-05-08 08:25:33 AM

Raharu: So he's just a farking idiot.


There's no way he really thought the girl was a skunk.  I wonder what really happened here.
 
2013-05-08 08:28:35 AM

The Muthaship: Raharu: So he's just a farking idiot.

There's no way he really thought the girl was a skunk.  I wonder what really happened here.


I'd like to know too

However I think we all really know this never would have happened if the girl was armed too.

.www.lee.org
 
2013-05-08 08:33:47 AM
 
2013-05-08 08:34:52 AM
I know people who've gotten harsher punishments for possession.
 
2013-05-08 08:37:49 AM
So watch yer ass, furries.
 
2013-05-08 08:46:19 AM
Something about this story stinks to high heaven
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-05-08 08:47:27 AM

Aarontology: I know people who've gotten harsher punishments for possession.


Well, yes, this guy was defending us from tyranny.  Those people are dangerous drug fiends.

Really though, aren't people who are careless with guns more dangerous or as dangerous as militia nuts?
 
2013-05-08 09:09:51 AM

vpb: Aarontology: I know people who've gotten harsher punishments for possession.

Well, yes, this guy was defending us from tyranny.  Those people are dangerous drug fiends.

Really though, aren't people who are careless with guns more dangerous or as dangerous as militia nuts?


I'd say more dangerous. For the most part the militia nuts just do their little WOLVERINES cosplay thing out in the woods and don't bother anyone and are usually really goddamned responsible with their guns.
 
2013-05-08 09:17:50 AM

Aarontology: I know people who've gotten harsher punishments for possession.


Possession of skunk, no less.
 
2013-05-08 09:32:49 AM
What a farking idiot.  I mean...I...I...I'm at a loss for words...

The average skunk is about 8"-10" tall, whereas the average 9 year old girl is over 48" (4ft).

How is it even possible to mistake a woodland critter from a 4 foot tall child?

This man needs to never be around anything more pointy than a butter knife.
 
2013-05-08 09:45:01 AM

nekom: Aarontology: I know people who've gotten harsher punishments for possession.

Possession of skunk, no less.


lol
 
2013-05-08 10:06:32 AM

Endive Wombat: This man needs to never be around anything more pointy than a boiled egg.


FTFY
 
2013-05-08 10:06:57 AM
If the father of the girl accidently caved this man's head in with something heavy I would hope he would get the same dealio.
 
2013-05-08 10:08:06 AM

Raharu: according to the story, he wasn't drunk or on drugs at the time, as determined by testing.


So he's just a farking idiot.


Wrong: he was standing his ground.
 
2013-05-08 10:08:30 AM
how rich was he?
 
2013-05-08 10:08:50 AM

Endive Wombat: This man needs to never be around anything more pointy than a butter knife.


Still too pointy. Maybe a beach ball.
 
2013-05-08 10:09:18 AM

Endive Wombat: What a farking idiot.  I mean...I...I...I'm at a loss for words...

The average skunk is about 8"-10" tall, whereas the average 9 year old girl is over 48" (4ft).

How is it even possible to mistake a woodland critter from a 4 foot tall child?

This man needs to never be around anything more pointy than a butter knife.


But she was actually IN A SKUNK COSTUME at the time. We all know how confusing that can be.

//But seriously, this is nothing but sad on so many levels.
 
2013-05-08 10:09:32 AM
9 year old girl who was dressed as skunk at a Halloween party with his shotgun


Why did she have his shotgun? Is that why he shot her?
 
2013-05-08 10:09:32 AM

Raharu: The Muthaship: Raharu: So he's just a farking idiot.

There's no way he really thought the girl was a skunk.  I wonder what really happened here.

I'd like to know too

However I think we all really know this never would have happened if the girl was armed too.

.[www.lee.org image 850x459]


Ironic.  You post a picture of an assault weapon while the man used a shot gun.. which politician was advocating for shotguns.... OH yeah.. Biden.
 
2013-05-08 10:09:54 AM
Da-Fuq? they must have some mighty big-ass skunk in them parts.
 
2013-05-08 10:10:41 AM
Like shooting a skunk with a shotgun is even a remotely good idea to begin with.
 
2013-05-08 10:11:42 AM
responsible gun owner
 
2013-05-08 10:11:47 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com
Inconsolable.
 
2013-05-08 10:12:12 AM
LOL, sure why not? If you give your kid a gun and he murders his sister with it, you don't even get arrested.
 
2013-05-08 10:12:16 AM
Maybe he thought the skunk was going to rape him?

/oui oui
 
2013-05-08 10:13:02 AM

Endive Wombat: How is it even possible to mistake a woodland critter from a 4 foot tall child?


"The girl, whose name has not been released, was said to have been playing on a hillside when the home's owner, Janet Grant, mistook her for the noxious pest."

Playing on a hill, possibly crawling up or rolling down the slope. Perspective can be a biatch.
 
2013-05-08 10:13:24 AM

Charlie Chingas: Maybe he thought the skunk was going to rape him?

/oui oui


She could rape me:
www.chelseasofnewyork.com
 
2013-05-08 10:14:00 AM
Another little stinker:
www.chelseasofnewyork.com
 
2013-05-08 10:14:18 AM
What the hell is going on these days?  No charges in the kid shooting his sister, no charges for 13 year old boy raping a 4 year old boy twice, no charges in shooting a nine year old girl?

Is it possible to just start a whole sale slaughter and rape fest of children?
 
2013-05-08 10:14:34 AM
How come she wasn't dress like a WHORE like all the *other kids*?!?!?

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-08 10:15:05 AM
Her costume must have been great. Hope she won first place.

Or he is a major leauge moron who thought she was a S.O.U.S
 
2013-05-08 10:15:13 AM

NutWrench: Slightly better article here

http://abcnews.go.com/US/girl-halloween-costume-mistaken-skunk-shot- co usin/story?id=17536625 .


I guess she won the costume contest that night.

This article indicates that another adult was holding the flashlight on the girl/skunk, when he lit her up.
W
T
F?
 
2013-05-08 10:16:15 AM
I'm confused now. Subby says she was dressed as a skunk with this guy's shotgun?  I don't know about you, but if I'm freaking out and see a skunk armed with a shotgun I might shoot too...
 
2013-05-08 10:16:50 AM

rnatalie: Charlie Chingas: Maybe he thought the skunk was going to rape him?

/oui oui

She could rape me:
[www.chelseasofnewyork.com image 408x468]


I would explode all over that.
 
2013-05-08 10:17:04 AM

NutWrench: Slightly better article here.


That article sounds more in line with reality. Sometimes the internet is like a game of telephone and you get stories that look like they should be in the Daily Fail. You keep paraphrasing an article and adding or deleting information until the Outrage-O-Meter is full and the Reality-O-Meter is close to Onion levels.

/which gives me an awesome idea for a website or two
 
2013-05-08 10:18:11 AM

Endive Wombat: What a farking idiot.  I mean...I...I...I'm at a loss for words...

The average skunk is about 8"-10" tall, whereas the average 9 year old girl is over 48" (4ft).

How is it even possible to mistake a woodland critter from a 4 foot tall child?

This man needs to never be around anything more pointy than a butter knife.


Wasn't there, didn't see it, but if she was on all fours, outside of the house where it was dark, crawling around? You see black fur and a white stripe, crawling around, and have the shape obscured due to the lack of light and I'd bet you'd have a hard time telling.

If it was a girl running around on two legs in bright light, however, the guy's an idiot.
 
2013-05-08 10:18:19 AM

pkellmey: Endive Wombat: What a farking idiot.  I mean...I...I...I'm at a loss for words...

The average skunk is about 8"-10" tall, whereas the average 9 year old girl is over 48" (4ft).

How is it even possible to mistake a woodland critter from a 4 foot tall child?

This man needs to never be around anything more pointy than a butter knife.

But she was actually IN A SKUNK COSTUME at the time. We all know how confusing that can be.

//But seriously, this is nothing but sad on so many levels.


If your first thought when you see a skunk is "i'mm'a SHOOT IT!!!" you need to never have a gun again.
 
2013-05-08 10:18:28 AM

untaken_name: Inconsolable.


Came to ask if the shooter tooker to the Casbah
 
2013-05-08 10:19:45 AM
Who shoots a skunk, particularly with a shotgun? That's just asking for trouble.
 
2013-05-08 10:20:29 AM
A below average intelligence sociopath. He did it on a whim and thought he had an excuse.
 
2013-05-08 10:20:50 AM

Raharu: according to the story, he wasn't drunk or on drugs at the time, as determined by testing.


So he's just a farking idiot.


No. He's a responsible idiot.
 
2013-05-08 10:22:58 AM
Well that is going to make Thanksgiving or Christmas really awkward for that family.
 
2013-05-08 10:23:27 AM

Bravo Two: Endive Wombat: What a farking idiot.  I mean...I...I...I'm at a loss for words...

The average skunk is about 8"-10" tall, whereas the average 9 year old girl is over 48" (4ft).

How is it even possible to mistake a woodland critter from a 4 foot tall child?

This man needs to never be around anything more pointy than a butter knife.

Wasn't there, didn't see it, but if she was on all fours, outside of the house where it was dark, crawling around? You see black fur and a white stripe, crawling around, and have the shape obscured due to the lack of light and I'd bet you'd have a hard time telling.

If it was a girl running around on two legs in bright light, however, the guy's an idiot.


Why would you fire a weapon at something 'obscured' by low light?
 
2013-05-08 10:24:20 AM

evilboyevil: A below average intelligence sociopath. He did it on a whim and thought he had an excuse.


He evidently did have an excuse.
 
2013-05-08 10:25:09 AM
Never invite the Cheneys to your Halloween parties.
 
2013-05-08 10:25:30 AM
True story. Somewhat related. Around 25 years ago, a possum was hanging around my grandparents' house. Mostly threatening the cats and eating their food, but the fear of it giving the cats rabies was the big thing. One day after the sun set but there was still a little light outside, my grandfather looked out the door and saw what he thought was the possum laying on the ground beside the picnic table. He got his shotgun, open the door, and fired. It was a direct hit. Only it wasn't a possum after all.

Now, how did I hear this story? The next day I was sitting at the picnic table, looked down, and then asked my grandmother, "What happened to your shoe?"
 
2013-05-08 10:26:13 AM
Why was she at a party with his shotgun?
 
2013-05-08 10:26:59 AM

Ned Stark: Bravo Two: Endive Wombat: What a farking idiot.  I mean...I...I...I'm at a loss for words...

The average skunk is about 8"-10" tall, whereas the average 9 year old girl is over 48" (4ft).

How is it even possible to mistake a woodland critter from a 4 foot tall child?

This man needs to never be around anything more pointy than a butter knife.

Wasn't there, didn't see it, but if she was on all fours, outside of the house where it was dark, crawling around? You see black fur and a white stripe, crawling around, and have the shape obscured due to the lack of light and I'd bet you'd have a hard time telling.

If it was a girl running around on two legs in bright light, however, the guy's an idiot.

Why would you fire a weapon at something 'obscured' by low light?


Because freedom, commie
 
2013-05-08 10:27:20 AM

Endive Wombat: The average skunk is about 8"-10" tall, whereas the average 9 year old girl is over 48" (4ft).

How is it even possible to mistake a woodland critter from a 4 foot tall child?


He probably saw that documentary on the science channel about the giant shark and octopus and figured it was one of them Megaskunks?
 
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