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Posted: 11/28/2001 6:32:24 PM EST
Read it and weep. The last line is the killer. (Note: "Vancouver" is Vancouver, WA, just across the border from Portland, OR.) [url]http://seattlep-i.nwsource.com/local/48468_lights28ww.shtml[/url] [b]Man jailed for firing gun in frustration with Christmas lights[/b] Wednesday, November 28, 2001 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VANCOUVER -- James Craig Wilson planned to spend the afternoon decorating for the holidays. Instead, upset by mishaps with his outdoor Christmas lights, he grabbed his .45-caliber pistol and began firing into the ground behind his suburban home. He ended up in the Clark County Jail on Sunday for investigation of reckless endangerment. Wilson, 47, told sheriff's deputies he started getting hot when he found the lights were tangled. His wife had balled them up and tossed them in the garage after last Christmas, he said. As he tried to unroll the string of lights in his driveway, his oldest daughter returned home and drove over the lights. After shouting at her, he went into the house and began to pace. "I just wanted some place to be alone," he said. "I needed some quiet." Not the usual sort of quiet, though. As his wife and daughter continued to hang Christmas decorations in the living room, Wilson told them not to be alarmed while he shot off some rounds in the back yard to let off steam. He sent his daughter across the street to tell a reserve deputy who lives there that no one had been hurt. Then he returned to hanging the lights in his front yard. Until five deputies arrived and arrested him. Wilson said he attended anger management classes about six months ago. "I thought discharging my gun would help me discharge my anger," Wilson said. "I guess I'm going to lose my concealed weapons permit."
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 6:37:05 PM EST
I assume he was inside city limits.
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 6:38:12 PM EST
Great, just great. This idiot makes us all look bad. I just hope I'm able to get my concealed carry permit before some idiot in this state does something like that, and the state police stop issuing permits. It's already hard enough to get one.z
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 7:49:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/28/2001 7:42:08 PM EST by GeneStoner]
"I thought discharging my gun would help me discharge my anger," Wilson said. "I guess I'm going to lose my concealed weapons permit." [size=5]DUH!!![/SIZE=5] At least he didn't kill anyone! Dumbass.
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 8:08:55 PM EST
I did shoot my lawn mower that wouldnt start.... but i live out in the woods. I guess the big difference is i did it for fun. I had already got a new mower and the old one with a broken ignition system was on its way to the dump. If I had lived inside the city limits would I have gone to jail? Have any of you ever shot anything you were pissed at????
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 8:14:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 8:17:27 PM EST
Syndicated radio personality Paul Harvey featured this on the radio this morning. I laughed my ass off.
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 9:14:10 PM EST
[red][b]What a moron[/b][/red]
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 9:54:11 PM EST
I hope this idiot is not my neighbor.
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 9:57:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By DarkHelmet: Nov. 1999 A buddy and I took an old desktop computer out to a gravel pit. Pumped it full of 12 ga. slugs and 3" Magnum "00" buckshot and made it "Y2K Compliant". [:D]
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Y2K compliant....That's funny as hell!!! Gives a whole new meaning to the computer term "Blue screen of Death"[:D] sgtar15
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 10:11:04 PM EST
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