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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 35
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2013-05-08 10:14:34 AM  
5 votes:
How come she wasn't dress like a WHORE like all the *other kids*?!?!?

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2013-05-08 10:25:30 AM  
3 votes:
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 10:25:09 AM  
3 votes:
Never invite the Cheneys to your Halloween parties.
2013-05-08 09:17:50 AM  
3 votes:

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


Possession of skunk, no less.
2013-05-08 10:58:15 AM  
2 votes:

NutWrench: Slightly better article here.


So you have a family bonfire at night with children who are running around playing, and you decide you need to shoot a skunk - off in the distance, at night when children are known to be running around playing?

I'm surprised this guy can brush his teeth without drowning himself.
2013-05-08 10:29:56 AM  
2 votes:
People in Pennsylvania with guns shouldn't own cousins. Or something.

/Too bad he hasn't fled the state yet so someone could write "Beaver County rat weasels way out of skunk shooting, rabbits."
2013-05-08 10:29:28 AM  
2 votes:
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It's coming right for us!
2013-05-08 10:15:05 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:09:32 AM  
2 votes:
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 09:45:01 AM  
2 votes:

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

Possession of skunk, no less.


lol
2013-05-08 08:46:19 AM  
2 votes:
Something about this story stinks to high heaven
2013-05-08 08:37:49 AM  
2 votes:
So watch yer ass, furries.
2013-05-08 10:48:11 PM  
1 votes:
how awful.

he could tell the difference, he's just a murdering asswipe
2013-05-08 12:29:54 PM  
1 votes:

Killer Cars: Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place; this dipsh*t either attempted to murder a child, or is just a colossal f*cking retard. There is no middle ground or other choice here.


Yeah, it is bad when you have to fall back on the Reagan Defense "I wasn't been evil/criminal, I was just horrendously incompetent and careless"
2013-05-08 12:20:30 PM  
1 votes:
Pennsyltucky.
2013-05-08 12:16:49 PM  
1 votes:

Paul Baumer: Fissile: How many of you have been to Pennsylvania?  If you have, you'd understand perfectly.  Pennsylvania is the Deep South of the Northeast.

"Philadelphia at one end, Pittsburgh at the other, and Alabama in the middle" as they say.


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Pennsylvania was founded when all the worst morons from the colonies of New York and New Jersey were forced across the Delaware at gunpoint and told to never come back.
2013-05-08 12:12:05 PM  
1 votes:
Well, that stinks.
2013-05-08 11:51:46 AM  
1 votes:

ChipNASA: How come she wasn't dress like a WHORE like all the *other kids*?!?!?

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I think she's lucky she wasn't dressed like that.
2013-05-08 11:50:03 AM  
1 votes:

Fissile: How many of you have been to Pennsylvania?  If you have, you'd understand perfectly.  Pennsylvania is the Deep South of the Northeast.


"Philadelphia at one end, Pittsburgh at the other, and Alabama in the middle" as they say.
2013-05-08 11:44:52 AM  
1 votes:
How many of you have been to Pennsylvania?  If you have, you'd understand perfectly.  Pennsylvania is the Deep South of the Northeast.
2013-05-08 11:43:16 AM  
1 votes:

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.


He probably thought he was bagging a trophy skunk! Woulda looked great hung above his mantle!
2013-05-08 10:50:41 AM  
1 votes:
Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place; this dipsh*t either attempted to murder a child, or is just a colossal f*cking retard. There is no middle ground or other choice here.
2013-05-08 10:35:26 AM  
1 votes:
I actually LOLed at the thought that "What if it had been a real skunk?"  Even if it had been a real skunk, this idiot thought it would be a good idea to splatter the critter with a bunch of kids around? Perforated stink bag +  traumatized kids = awesome?
2013-05-08 10:20:50 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:20:29 AM  
1 votes:
A below average intelligence sociopath. He did it on a whim and thought he had an excuse.
2013-05-08 10:19:45 AM  
1 votes:
Who shoots a skunk, particularly with a shotgun? That's just asking for trouble.
2013-05-08 10:17:04 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:12:16 AM  
1 votes:
Maybe he thought the skunk was going to rape him?

/oui oui
2013-05-08 10:11:47 AM  
1 votes:
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Inconsolable.
2013-05-08 10:11:42 AM  
1 votes:
responsible gun owner
2013-05-08 10:10:41 AM  
1 votes:
Like shooting a skunk with a shotgun is even a remotely good idea to begin with.
2013-05-08 10:08:30 AM  
1 votes:
how rich was he?
2013-05-08 09:32:49 AM  
1 votes:
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 09:09:51 AM  
1 votes:

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 08:20:40 AM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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