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Teen Shot in Head During Home Invasion Prank
abc ^ | Oct 14, 2012 5:14pm | Alyssa Newcomb

Posted on 10/15/2012 3:26:26 PM PDT by BenLurkin

A 15-year-old Alabama boy is in critical condition today after he was shot in the head by a friend during prank that police said went terribly wrong.

Jesse Rainey, 15, and seven male friends were spending the weekend at an unoccupied home that belonged to the grandmother of one of the boys, when a few of the teens decided to prank their friends by faking a home intrusion, Colbert County Sheriff Ronnie May told ABCNews.com.

“One of the young men cut the lights to the house, then a few of the other guys snuck back inside, wanting their friends to believe there was an intruder,” May said.

The teens were in the process of using flashlights to find the switch box, when Rainey jumped out of a closet.

His rattled friend immediately dropped a video game and fired a shot into Rainey’s head with a .38 caliber hand gun.

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1 posted on 10/15/2012 3:26:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Being a dumbass sometimes hurts a lot, but I hope the kid is okay.


2 posted on 10/15/2012 3:28:39 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: BenLurkin

Sorry for what happened but there are some pranks that are destined to go terribly wrong.


3 posted on 10/15/2012 3:29:22 PM PDT by bgill
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To: BenLurkin

Nice shootin’, unfortunately.


4 posted on 10/15/2012 3:29:45 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: BenLurkin

BTW, what was the kid doing carrying a handgun to check the circuit breaker panel? Was he doing it for protection (hard to believe that 8 healthy teenage boys would need a gun at granma’s house)? Or more likely was he farting around and carrying the gun too impress his friends.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 3:32:15 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I'm still trying to figure out why he was carrying a handgun and a video game.....
6 posted on 10/15/2012 3:34:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
Maybe it's just the cynic in me, but I'm thinkin’ this story's gonna fall apart.
7 posted on 10/15/2012 3:35:45 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

“Well, officer, there I was, in the middle of a pitch dark house. I was walking with a video game in my hand, and my pistol — securely holstered, of course. Suddenly, I heard a sound — like a burglar jumping out of closet — I turned, dropped to one knee, drew my gun, and sent my first shot directly into the head of the shadowy figure on the other side of the darkened room. All I can say is, I’m glad I’ve been spending so much time at the range. Anyway, I sure was shocked when the lights came on and I found out that I had shot my dear friend Timmy. And by the way, officer, those rumors that Timmy has been seeing my best girl are completely untrue. He was a dear friend and he would never do such a thing to me. Anymore.”


8 posted on 10/15/2012 3:48:00 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: Roccus

Stupid kids and a story that makes little sense. I think your instincts are accurate. Cover story will probably crumble.


9 posted on 10/15/2012 3:49:31 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: BenLurkin

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.


10 posted on 10/15/2012 3:50:25 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: BenLurkin

Regardless of what actually transpired, in the case of the brain injured person (and the rest of the merry band of ‘pranksters), said brain was arguably not being used anyway.


11 posted on 10/15/2012 4:00:56 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Roccus
I guess we cynics unite.

There is little I would put past a group of stoned or drunk teen aged boys involving “stupid pranks”, but the article clearly states no drugs or alcohol were involved.

It's really not quite adding up right,yet. IMHO.

12 posted on 10/15/2012 4:01:39 PM PDT by sarasmom
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To: BenLurkin
This seems fishy, but then again, it could have been a "lucky" shot. But then again, maybe there's more to the eye here.

Hmmm... what's the over/under this fall on the number of stories of hunters not watching where they're swinging their shotty and popping their buddy hunters getting a collection of bird shot freckles because 'the dog stepped on the trigger?'
13 posted on 10/15/2012 4:04:36 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: BenLurkin

“still trying to figure out why he was carrying a handgun and a video game.”

Video game was his impromptu flashlight.


14 posted on 10/15/2012 4:28:04 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I hope the boy will be OK. The other boys did the right thing by calling 911 and rushing him to an emergency crew.

But... yeah, the story does sound suspicious. Then again, it sounds so suspicious that maybe it really is the truth.


15 posted on 10/15/2012 4:33:49 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: BenLurkin

Every second bullet in my magazine is just a prank.

I apologize in advance.


16 posted on 10/15/2012 4:36:27 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Good answer!


17 posted on 10/15/2012 4:36:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I hope the boy will be OK. The other boys did the right thing by calling 911 and rushing him to an emergency crew.

But... yeah, the story does sound suspicious. Then again, it sounds so suspicious that maybe it really is the truth.


18 posted on 10/15/2012 4:37:37 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: TheThirdRuffian
Video game was his impromptu flashlight.

You're probably right!

19 posted on 10/15/2012 4:41:36 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: BenLurkin
I was coming out of the store just after midnight headed for my Jeep when a kid jumped from behind the dumpster with a paintball gun. He damned near died right there.

He and his friends had no idea that playing war games in a business district wasn't a good idea.

20 posted on 10/15/2012 5:56:09 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Given the possibility that there was a home invasion there were very good reasons for having a gun.


21 posted on 10/15/2012 5:59:34 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

If my lights suddenly go out and stay out and there’s no thunderstorm going on, I’d definitely get a gun.


22 posted on 10/15/2012 6:01:00 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: BenLurkin
Toting a video game does seem weird. I can't picture anyone doing a prank that involved physically cutting power to the house, either. That's no prank that's vandalism, and there would be hell to pay.

Then again, the kids around here would probably do it in between stealing air conditioners and junk they can resell on ebay.

23 posted on 10/15/2012 6:05:34 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Roccus

I have the same feeling.


24 posted on 10/15/2012 6:08:10 PM PDT by expat2
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To: expat2

I wonder if Russian Roulette is involved.....


25 posted on 10/15/2012 6:09:17 PM PDT by expat2
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To: piasa

What if you are in the house with 7 other teenage boys (and you can’t see them all at once) at 3 am?


26 posted on 10/15/2012 7:08:05 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

How much possibility of a home invasion is there in the backwoods of Tuscumbia, Alabama (Northwest Alabama, about a hundred miles from any city)? The house belonged to one of their grandmothers and unless she was a drug dealer and this house was a crack house, I’m not buying the possible home invasion argument. No, the kid was farting around with the gun to impress his friends.


27 posted on 10/15/2012 7:11:39 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I lived in the backwoods in Virginia and my house sat 1/8 mile off the road way back behind all the other houses and some idiot tried to force his way in at 3am. WITH MY 115 DOBERMAN trying to eat through the door.

It happens

28 posted on 10/15/2012 7:29:06 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Why do cops have more lenient ROEs when facing us than troops in combat facing suicidal islamists?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Seemed to happen a lot in rural South Carolina. Copper thieves are getting pretty bold.


29 posted on 10/15/2012 8:45:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: expat2

My thought exactly.


30 posted on 10/16/2012 12:47:55 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: BenLurkin; piasa; Tired of Taxes

The idea he was using the videogame as his improptu flashlight came to me because I use my iphone as my improptu flashlight all the time!


31 posted on 10/16/2012 8:22:47 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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