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Posted: 4/21/2016 8:18:31 PM EDT
http://www.centralmaine.com/2016/04/21/portland-man-who-shot-himself-with-a-flare-gun-is-husband-of-writer-monica-wood/





The Portland man who shot himself in the head three times with a
flare gun Tuesday on Interstate 295 in Freeport is the husband of
well-known Maine author Monica Wood, Maine State Police said.



Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland
confirmed Wednesday evening that 65-year-old Daniel Abbott is married to
Wood.


Abbott remains in critical condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland.



Wood is the author of seven books, including "When We Were the
Kennedys,” a memoir about her childhood in Mexico, Maine, and the loss
of her father. She also wrote the play "Papermaker,”
based on her novel "Ernie’s Ark,” which premiered at Portland Stage
Company last year. The couple have been a strong presence in Maine arts.
State police said the incident, which took place just before 10 a.m.
Tuesday, is being investigated as an attempted suicide.

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Link Posted: 4/21/2016 8:20:36 PM EDT

I....Ummmmmm...ok


Link Posted: 4/21/2016 8:21:58 PM EDT
Did he have Van Halen's 'Man on a Mission' playing in the background?

FFFffuuuuuuu that's persistence!
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 8:22:30 PM EDT
That's hot.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 8:22:48 PM EDT
I saw this yesterday. Talk about failing at life.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 8:23:23 PM EDT
Way to stay in the fight.  Don't let that fucker win!
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 8:23:51 PM EDT
Does he happen to know the Clinton's?
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 8:23:58 PM EDT
That's got to be a first, right?

I have never heard of suicide by flaregun.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 8:29:14 PM EDT
Fookin hell! Shoot, reload, shoot, reload, shoot.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 8:30:59 PM EDT
Jesus.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 8:31:46 PM EDT
Would have had more luck just setting his head on fire the old fashioned way with matches
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 8:32:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Goosemaster:
That's got to be a first, right?

I have never heard of suicide by flaregun.
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Attempted suicide.  The guy, not surprisingly, survived.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 8:35:06 PM EDT
Well, that is one huge case of "LOOK AT ME!" attempted suicide.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 8:37:37 PM EDT
Y'know... I don't know about y'all, but after the first try didn't work the way I thought it would, I think I would have tried something different, rather than repeat what didn't work.

What's that line about insanity being the repetition of unsuccessful things that didn't work, expecting different results?
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 8:54:37 PM EDT
Three Times? I'll give him a 10 for persistence.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 9:02:22 PM EDT
Is there a video? I'd really like to see this.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 9:02:33 PM EDT
I think the guy misunderstood the meaning of the following picture...


Link Posted: 4/21/2016 9:04:42 PM EDT




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Link Posted: 4/21/2016 9:31:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GilenusX207:
Way to stay in the fight.  Don't let that fucker win!
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Ok, I rost
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:18:32 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By cuttingedge:
I saw this yesterday. Talk about failing at life.
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and death
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:22:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Steve_T_M:
http://www.centralmaine.com/2016/04/21/portland-man-who-shot-himself-with-a-flare-gun-is-husband-of-writer-monica-wood/

The Portland man who shot himself in the head three times with a flare gun Tuesday on Interstate 295 in Freeport is the husband of well-known Maine author Monica Wood, Maine State Police said.


Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland confirmed Wednesday evening that 65-year-old Daniel Abbott is married to Wood.


Abbott remains in critical condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland.


Wood is the author of seven books, including "When We Were the Kennedys,” a memoir about her childhood in Mexico, Maine, and the loss of her father. She also wrote the play "Papermaker,” based on her novel "Ernie’s Ark,” which premiered at Portland Stage Company last year. The couple have been a strong presence in Maine arts. State police said the incident, which took place just before 10 a.m. Tuesday, is being investigated as an attempted suicide.


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Say "Maine" one more time, motherfucker
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:24:30 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By AZshooter71:


Ok, I rost
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Originally Posted By AZshooter71:
Originally Posted By GilenusX207:
Way to stay in the fight.  Don't let that fucker win!


Ok, I rost


I roast
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:25:19 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By Wumbo:
Say "Maine" one more time, motherfucker

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Originally Posted By Wumbo:



Originally Posted By Steve_T_M:

http://www.centralmaine.com/2016/04/21/portland-man-who-shot-himself-with-a-flare-gun-is-husband-of-writer-monica-wood/




The Portland man who shot himself in the head three times with a flare gun Tuesday on Interstate 295 in Freeport is the husband of well-known Maine author Monica Wood, Maine State Police said.





Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland confirmed Wednesday evening that 65-year-old Daniel Abbott is married to Wood.





Abbott remains in critical condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland.





Wood is the author of seven books, including "When We Were the Kennedys,” a memoir about her childhood in Mexico, Maine, and the loss of her father. She also wrote the play "Papermaker,” based on her novel "Ernie’s Ark,” which premiered at Portland Stage Company last year. The couple have been a strong presence in Maine arts. State police said the incident, which took place just before 10 a.m. Tuesday, is being investigated as an attempted suicide.













Say "Maine" one more time, motherfucker

Heh.

 



I'm just impressed that the writer of that article managed to get through it without adding a complete review of Wood's play, along with a detailed biographical essay on her childhood.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:26:13 AM EDT
Who brings extra ammo to a suicide?????
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:26:23 AM EDT
Wasn't Billy Zane, was it?




Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:29:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:34:34 AM EDT
Dude was smart enough to modify his truck to run on propane but botched suicide not once, not twice, but 3 times. This guys suicide tool of choice... a flare gun....

Just goes to prove how dumb smart people are
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:45:26 AM EDT
I'm in the dark as to why he did this. It really wasn't a bright idea.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:46:14 AM EDT

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I'm in the dark as to why he did this. It really wasn't a bright idea.
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It was some kind of signal.

 
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:48:15 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By WindKnot1-1:
I'm in the dark as to why he did this. It really wasn't a bright idea.
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Hotheads don't always think things through.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:49:35 AM EDT
NOW THAT'S FUCKING COMMITMENT !!!



Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:52:59 AM EDT
It's odd that a person would show so little preparation, for a cause to which they had such dedication.
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 10:53:12 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By GilenusX207:
Way to stay in the fight.  Don't let that fucker win!
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Link Posted: 4/22/2016 11:31:43 AM EDT
I think he was signaling for some personal help.
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