Sunday, August 10, 2008

I Didn't Make This Up.

POTTER VALLEY, Calif. — A Mendocino County woman who was trying to kill mice in her trailer with a gun ended up shooting herself and another person.

The 43-year-old woman pulled out her .44-caliber Magnum revolver after she saw the mice scurrying across the floor of her trailer on Highway 20 in Potter Valley, sheriff's officials said.

But she accidentally dropped the gun, which went off as it struck the floor. The bullet went through the woman's kneecap, bounced off the keys sitting on the belt loop of a 42-year-old man in the trailer and grazed the man's groin before ending up in his coin pocket.

Authorities did not release the shooting victims' names.

The mice escaped the shooting unharmed.

.....An incident like this illustrates precisely why we should all have a firm grasp of the literary classics. If this poor woman had been exposed to 'Three Blind Mice' in her youth, she would have known that the requisite weapon for dealing with mice is a carving knife! Instead, she chose 'Shock and Awe', in the form of a .44 Magnum revolver, blowing off her own kneecap and endangering the groin (and possibly the future progeny) of her gentleman caller.

There's a lesson here for all of us. - Mother Goose

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