Wednesday, July 9, 2008

mice and stupidity live in a trailer

overkill [oh-ver-kill]
--noun

3. an excess of what is required or suitable, as because of zeal or misjudgment.

--http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=overkill

An example:
This week, a 43-year-old Potter Valley, California woman noticed that she had some mice in her small trailer. So naturally, she decided she would eliminate the mice by shooting them with a .44 Magnum revolver.

She drew the gun from the holster and waited for one of the little pests to show its tiny face. (What could possibly go wrong with shooting a .44 Magnum inside a small trailer?)

Unfortunately, while she waited, the revolver slipped from her hand and fell to the floor. When it struck the floor, the revolver discharged and blew a hole through her right kneecap.

The bullet then struck the keys that were hanging from her boyfriend's belt loop. The keys deflected the bullet through the man's pants, grazed his groin and ended up in his pocket.

The Sheriff's Office is holding the bullet for evidence. Presumably, the woman will be charged with reckless endangerment and terminal stupidity. The mice were unharmed.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20080708/NEWS05/807080371/1350&title=Would_be_mice_killer_shoots_self

2 comments:

RainforestRobin said...

Why didn't she just use an Uzi?

I loved this one!!

But I must ask: Do I REALLY live in world with people like this? LOL LOL

I'm headed back to the jungle. Poisonous snakes are nothing compared to people like this! :) :) :)

friendinME said...

The level of intelligence indicated the story may be part of the reason she and her boyfriend are living in a small trailer... :)

She only uses the Uzi in the tent.