Monday, November 05, 2007


When I was a teenager I was expected to clean up after myself. Tell me what you would do if you were twirling a loaded gun and accidentally shot yourself in the hand. I'd be afraid of making a mess and would run to the sink or grab a towel to control the spurting. This kid, however, ran around the entire house decorating the floors, walls, and furniture in a trendy new blood spatter pattern.

I'm sure you've heard of disgruntled employees returning to work after being fired to terrorize the boss and fellow employees with a gun. When this guy was fired, he made a point to cuss out his co-workers on the way out. One of them apparently didn't like this too much and decided to pay the out of work man a visit later that night. He knocked on the styrofoam core door and waited for jobless joe to answer. When he opened the door, this guy raised a .45 and cranked off five rounds. After being hit once in the chest, the homeowner slammed the door and took two more rounds to the chest through the door.
With three gunshot wounds to the upper chest, the man was upset the police were bothering him and wanted us to leave. He was uncooperative and tried to refuse medical treatment. I'll never understand how some people can die from the slightest injury while others walk away unharmed by major trauma.


At November 06, 2007 5:30 AM, Blogger Craig D said...

Maybe Jobless Joe didn't understand that he still had his Medical Insurance in force until the end of the month?

At November 06, 2007 12:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps the victim was in shock after being shot. I witnessed a car hit a woman on a bicycle once. She was *very* concerned about getting her video returned to the store to avoid late fees, despite having several broken bones and being unable to walk. Victims don't *always* have a bad attitude.

At November 06, 2007 9:17 PM, Blogger whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Maybe it's because the saying is true, only the good die young.

At November 07, 2007 2:27 PM, Blogger Thomas said...

A good friend who works for HPD told me of a perp who took four .45 rounds in the groin from less than 3 feet away and not only stayed upright and rowdy, but survived.

Some people are too stupid to die

At November 07, 2007 6:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doubt it Thomas...

Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
165 gr JHP 1060 ft/s(~323 m/s) 412 ft·lbf

185 gr JHP 950 ft/s(~290 m/s) 371 ft·lbf

230 gr JHP 850 ft/s(~259 m/s) 369 ft·lbf

Test barrel length: 5 in
Source: Federal Cartridge[1]

At November 07, 2007 9:35 PM, Blogger Brandon said...

God truly does take extra care of the fools in this world.


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