Monday, June 30, 2008

Darwin Award Nominee

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Off duty Huntsville Officer wounded in prank (Montgomery Advertiser)

HUNTSVILLE -- An off-duty Huntsville police officer was shot in the shoulder when a friend mistook him for a burglar.

Police Chief Henry Reyes said 28-year-old Tony McElyea decided to surprise a close friend and former police academy cadet at his home.

McElyea, his girlfriend and the friend's wife snuck into the home at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Reyes said McElyea walked down the hallway and started shouting "Wake up, wake up," at his friend.

The friend, who Reyes said didn't immediately recognize Mc-
Elyea, grabbed a .38-caliber revolver and shot him.

Reyes said it was an unfortunate accident. No charges were filed and the shooter's name was not released.

This is about the stupidest thing I have ever heard of. What kind of person would think it was cute to break into someones house at 2:30 a.m. as a practical joke? Why, a member of a paramilitary drug task force of course.

I hereby nominate McElyea for the Darwin Award.
At least now they both know what it feels like to go through a pre-dawn drug raid and have it go all wrong. See Corey May

If it had been a real raid and the cop got shot then the homeowner would have been charged/shot whether drugs were found or not.

The lyrics from Butthole Surfers 'Pepper' keep running through my head....

Pauly caught a bullet
But it only hit his leg
Well it should have been a better shot
And got him in the head

1 comment:

Brandon Wynn said...

Nice Butthole Surfers reference. Don't see that every day.

Darwin Awards are hilarious aren't they?