Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Man practicing quickdraw against Godfather poster unintentionally fires shot into neighbor's apartment

27-year-old Travis Hood of Cedar Mill, Oregon was practicing his quickdraw with his .357 magnum handgun on a poster of Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in "The Godfather" when he unintentionally fired the gun. The bullet went through his apartment wall, into the neighbor's apartment where it stuck their flat screen tv.
Hood knocked on the neighbor's door but when no one answered he was afraid he had shot someone and he called the police. According to the police who investigated, "if someone had been sitting on the couch watching the TV in the victim's apartment, he would have likely been hit by the bullet."
Hood was arrested on charges of unlawful use of a weapon, first-degree criminal mischief and recklessly endangering. Said a police spokesperson, "In light of Mr. Hood's reckless behavior with a loaded gun, deputies arrested him."
Ohh shoot.

1 comment:

Baldr Odinson said...

Thank goodness no one was harmed ... this time.

On another Oregon news site that had an article on this story, some pro-gun folks were arguing that he shouldn't be charged, since no one was hurt and he had (eventually) admitted his foolishness. Ridiculous! This person should have his guns removed, given his lack of concern for safety and his childish behavior with it.