08 July 2008

Mice killer with a .44

From the Cop side: OK, as I advertise I sometimes have to post news events here. You might think I'd post more about Iraq or something like that...but reading the on-line news from a local paper, I came across this:
Woman tries to kill mice, shoots self

A Potter Valley woman wounded herself and a man July 3 while attempting to kill mice with a .44-caliber Magnum revolver, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office.
The woman, 43, had drawn the gun from a holster under her left arm, intending to shoot mice scurrying across the floor of a small travel trailer on Highway 20 in Potter Valley, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The revolver instead slipped from her hand and fired as it struck the floor, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The bullet went through the woman's right kneecap, then hit keys hanging on the belt loop of a 42-year-old man in the trailer, officials said. The bullet glanced off the keys and tore a hole in the man's pants.
The bullet grazed the man's groin before stopping in his coin pocket, where it was recovered for evidence, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The names of the shooting victims were not released.

This was just way too funny. You know I'm a firearms instructor, so when I see something like this, I just have to share it. Notice they live in a trailer, she had a .44 and she tried to shoot mice with it. I'm still laughing.

Oh, as far as getting called up to fight fires in CA....I don't have to go for now.


Anonymous said...

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"D" AKA CI-Roller Dude said...

I think she almost made the Darwin Awards...but you have to actually cause your own death to get that honor. I can't even fathom what she was thinking...all those .44 cal holes in the floors and walls would have been huge.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! That's funnnnnnny. She just made more holes for the mice...
and that man must have a whole new appreciation for keys and pocket change.

...really glad you don't have to go to the fires, D. :)