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Posted: 10/20/2004 2:54:04 PM EST
I'm still LOL at this one:

Pa. Man Trying to Shoot Mouse With Small-Caliber Handgun Misses, Wounds Girlfriend Instead

10-20-2004 4:58 PM

CONFLUENCE, Pa. -- A man missed a mouse he was trying to shoot with a small-caliber handgun and wounded his girlfriend instead, state police said.

Donald Rugg, 43, of Confluence, was trying to kill the rodent with a .22-caliber handgun when his girlfriend, Cathy Jo Harris, 38, apparently went into the line of fire and was hit in the arm early Tuesday morning, state police said.

She was taken to Somerset Hospital where she was listed in fair condition Tuesday, said hospital spokesman Greg Chiappelli.

Neither Rugg nor Harris could immediately be reached for comment.

State police said they won't charge Rugg, but advised against people shooting firearms inside.

hamptonroads.cox.net/cci/newsnational/national?_mode=view&_state=maximized&view=article&id=D85RD2V00
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 2:56:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 2:57:17 PM EST by ajm1911]

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:
I'm still LOL at this one:

State police said they won't charge Rugg, but advised against people shooting firearms inside.

hamptonroads.cox.net/cci/newsnational/national?_mode=view&_state=maximized&view=article&id=D85RD2V00



Ya think!
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 4:59:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:
I'm still LOL at this one:

Pa. Man Trying to Shoot Mouse With Small-Caliber Handgun Misses, Wounds Girlfriend Instead

10-20-2004 4:58 PM

CONFLUENCE, Pa. -- A man missed a mouse he was trying to shoot with a small-caliber handgun and wounded his girlfriend instead, state police said.

Donald Rugg, 43, of Confluence, was trying to kill the rodent with a .22-caliber handgun when his girlfriend, Cathy Jo Harris, 38, apparently went into the line of fire and was hit in the arm early Tuesday morning, state police said.

She was taken to Somerset Hospital where she was listed in fair condition Tuesday, said hospital spokesman Greg Chiappelli.

Neither Rugg nor Harris could immediately be reached for comment.

State police said they won't charge Rugg, but advised against people shooting firearms inside.

hamptonroads.cox.net/cci/newsnational/national?_mode=view&_state=maximized&view=article&id=D85RD2V00



If he'd used his M1911 his girlfriend probably wouldn't have an extra orifice right now!
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 5:03:11 PM EST
And this is that state that is voting Kerry in '04?
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 5:08:35 PM EST
I "hunted" mice with my scoped 10/22 and loading .22 colibri's one at a time. I set up in my living room prone and would shoot the little bastards when they came out from under my kitchen sink. I was living in the upstairs of a split rental house and the ppl downstairs were trashy and I left a pizza box on the floor by the trash with a couple crusts in it and I had mice for about a week. I shot 2 or 3 of them with my 10/22 that way.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 5:16:05 PM EST
Hey - we can't ALL be geniuses in this state! Besides, anyone living in a town named "Confulence" is automatically suspect. He should have just used a shotgun - just racking the slide would have scared the mouse right out of the house instantly, never to return....
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 6:37:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By 9mm4me:
I "hunted" mice with my scoped 10/22 and loading .22 colibri's one at a time. I set up in my living room prone and would shoot the little bastards when they came out from under my kitchen sink. I was living in the upstairs of a split rental house and the ppl downstairs were trashy and I left a pizza box on the floor by the trash with a couple crusts in it and I had mice for about a week. I shot 2 or 3 of them with my 10/22 that way.



mouse traps aren't that complex or expensive.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 6:43:23 PM EST
Not quite Darwin Award material, but bad enough for a .
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 6:59:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 6:59:51 PM EST by WTS-Mike]
I mis-read the title at first and thought is said "man tries to shoot MOOSE with small caliber handgun..."
So I am reading the post, thinking they must have been attacked by this moose in the wild.....anyway, gotta slow down my reading....

mouse, moose...

I read an article in AZ when I was on vacation about some guy shooting a centipede on the sidewalk with his .22 and it ricocheted back at him and hit him in the temple (he lived)

some people
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 7:00:31 PM EST


It reads like she was trying to save the mouse (ala. peta or green pis) and blocked the bullet.
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