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Man arranges shooting to woo woman (had friend shoot him in "groin area"
ABC News ^ | 12/26/03 | Reuters

Posted on 12/26/2003 7:20:28 PM PST by mansion

A man in Sicily in Italy asked a friend to shoot him in the groin in the hope of making his ex-girlfriend feel sorry for him, police said.

Police in the central Sicilian city of Piazza Armerina said they became suspicious when the 27-year-old went to hospital with wounds from a hunting rifle's pellets in the groin area.

At first he said the wounds had been caused in a hunting accident, but later admitted he had asked a 16-year-old friend to shoot him in an attempt to win back the affection of his girlfriend, who had apparently left him because of his violent character.

The man's wounds are expected to heal, doctors said.

Police said the man and the 16-year-old had been charged in connection with the shooting.

Local reports said the man's ex-girlfriend had made clear she never wanted to see him again.


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What more can you add to this?
1 posted on 12/26/2003 7:20:29 PM PST by mansion
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To: mansion
What more can you add to this?

Ice?

2 posted on 12/26/2003 7:21:29 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Dick Gephardt. Before he dicks you.)
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To: mansion
I guess he told his friend "I just want bang bang bang!"
3 posted on 12/26/2003 7:23:03 PM PST by RichInOC (...somebody had to say it...why not me?)
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To: Hank Rearden
aaahhhh hahahaha lol

4 posted on 12/26/2003 7:23:19 PM PST by visualops (Merry Christmas FReepers!)
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To: mansion
"wounds from a hunting rifle's pellets in the groin area."

Wow. That took some balls...
5 posted on 12/26/2003 7:24:11 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ain't Skeered...)
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To: Hank Rearden
What more can you add to this?

We can guess what could have been deducted from this.

6 posted on 12/26/2003 7:25:05 PM PST by umgud (gov't has more money than it needs, but never as much as it wants)
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To: mansion
A man in Sicily in Italy asked a friend to shoot him in the groin in the hope of making his ex-girlfriend feel sorry for him, police said.

What more can you add to this?

Put some ice on it!

7 posted on 12/26/2003 7:25:10 PM PST by paws_and_whiskers
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To: mansion
If the moron in question lost reproductive capability, this should definitely be a candidate for the Darwin Awards!
8 posted on 12/26/2003 7:26:50 PM PST by rmlew (Peaceniks and isolationists are objectively pro-Terrorist)
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To: mansion
A friend's son tried this, had someone shoot him through a
telephone book with a .22 and then dumped him in her front yard, she didn't find him til in the morning ........dead.
9 posted on 12/26/2003 7:27:51 PM PST by tet68
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To: mansion
Local reports said the man's ex-girlfriend had made clear she never wanted to see him again.

Smart girl.
10 posted on 12/26/2003 7:28:00 PM PST by Desdemona (Kempis' Imitation of Christ on-line! http://www.leaderu.com/cyber/books/imitation/imitation.html)
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To: Hank Rearden
Very funny :)

About that "friend"... Extremely loyal, or his worst enemy? I mean - there has got to be some hidden hatred there, to shoot your friend there!
11 posted on 12/26/2003 7:29:10 PM PST by mansion (Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?)
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To: mhking
Somehow, I think you'll agree this is ping-worthy.

Qwinn
12 posted on 12/26/2003 7:31:39 PM PST by Qwinn
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To: mansion
"there has got to be some hidden hatred there, to shoot your friend there!"

On the other hand, he didn't butcher him and cook the meat.
13 posted on 12/26/2003 7:32:35 PM PST by John Beresford Tipton
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To: mansion; mhking; aculeus; general_re; Poohbah; BlueLancer; hellinahandcart
Fellow has himself shot in the groin, "to win back the affection of his girlfriend."

Something wrong here.

14 posted on 12/26/2003 7:32:52 PM PST by dighton
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To: reagan_fanatic
Wow. That took some balls...

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner.

Good night, and drive safely.

15 posted on 12/26/2003 7:33:25 PM PST by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: mansion
KEYWORDS: GROIN; ITALY; SHOOTING; SICILY; STUPID; WOO; Click to Add Keyword

It was worth it for the chuckle I got while reading the keyword list.

16 posted on 12/26/2003 7:34:09 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: mansion
Good move on the part of the girlfriend for dumping this guy. He's a loser. If anything he confirmed why she should NEVER take him back - let alone feel sorry for him. This poor soul really doesn't understand women.
17 posted on 12/26/2003 7:34:42 PM PST by nmh
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To: reagan_fanatic
Wow. That took some balls...

Seriously...

Wow. That took some balls...

18 posted on 12/26/2003 7:35:07 PM PST by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: mansion
Thats gonna leave a mark.
19 posted on 12/26/2003 7:36:11 PM PST by Rightly Biased (<><)
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To: mansion
A hunting rifle's pellets?? Sounds like the reporter is about as stupid as the other idiot.
20 posted on 12/26/2003 7:37:44 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: dighton
Fellow has himself shot in the groin, "to win back the affection of his girlfriend." Something wrong here.

Maybe his plan involved showing her his wound and asking her to, um...:


21 posted on 12/26/2003 7:42:56 PM PST by Ichneumon
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To: the invisib1e hand
I was thinking of just one keyword:

DUMBASS
22 posted on 12/26/2003 7:46:33 PM PST by mansion (Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?)
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To: mansion
DARWIN WINNER ALERT! DARWIN WINNER ALERT!
23 posted on 12/26/2003 7:50:29 PM PST by Lurking in Kansas (No tagline here... move along)
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To: mansion
I added "dumbass" and a few more. Sorry, couldn't resist.
24 posted on 12/26/2003 7:52:25 PM PST by small_l_libertarian
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
A real rocket scientist for ya... Was he on the Beagle team?

Just damn.

If you want on the new list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

25 posted on 12/26/2003 7:55:48 PM PST by mhking (It's in your home state...it's outside your front door...and it's going to eat YOU up!)
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To: mansion
A few years ago, during bow hunting season...deer...a man in MA 'accidentally' shot his hunting companion in the 'groin' area. Many protestations of "Gosh, I saw bushes move and just let fly. Who knew?" After release from the hospital, the wounded man left town in a hurry. Although most thinking adults suspected malice aforethought, the shooter was never charged. A year or two later he ran for town selectman and lost!
26 posted on 12/26/2003 8:01:23 PM PST by hershey
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To: mansion
Someday he's gonna find another girlfriend. I'd love to hear the conversation where he explains this particular scar:)
27 posted on 12/26/2003 8:02:47 PM PST by not_apathetic_anymore
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To: mansion
he had asked a 16-year-old friend to shoot him in an attempt to win back the affection of his girlfriend, who had apparently left him because...

Because he was a freaking lunatic?

29 posted on 12/26/2003 8:18:22 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: mansion
I guess he thought the girl would want to help him come back to life... LOL
30 posted on 12/26/2003 8:19:04 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Hank Rearden
Well, the Democrats keep shooting themselves in the FOOT trying to woo voters ... Maybe they're just bad shots.

Or the target's too small ...

31 posted on 12/26/2003 8:19:47 PM PST by IronJack
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To: not_apathetic_anymore
I'd love to hear the conversation where he explains this particular scar

"I don't want to talk about it. It just triggers bad memories...."

32 posted on 12/26/2003 8:24:21 PM PST by Snardius
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To: mansion
About that "friend"... Extremely loyal, or his worst enemy? I mean - there has got to be some hidden hatred there, to shoot your friend there!

He was just aiming to please...

33 posted on 12/26/2003 8:25:36 PM PST by Snardius
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To: Hank Rearden
Also anti-biotics~
34 posted on 12/26/2003 8:25:48 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: mansion
A man in Sicily in Italy asked a friend to shoot him in the groin in the hope of making his ex-girlfriend feel sorry for him, police said.

You can't fault this guy, he was just trying to come out of his shell...

35 posted on 12/26/2003 8:29:00 PM PST by Snardius
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To: mansion
FWIW, better B-B's than Bobbitt...
36 posted on 12/26/2003 8:32:07 PM PST by mikrofon
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To: Snardius
Very good!
37 posted on 12/26/2003 9:10:55 PM PST by not_apathetic_anymore
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To: mansion
I guess European men really are more passionate. As a dispassionate American, I'd just as soon not ever see my girlfriend again.
38 posted on 12/26/2003 9:17:13 PM PST by Blackyce (President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.")
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To: reagan_fanatic
Wow. That took some balls...

At most, two.

39 posted on 12/26/2003 9:27:57 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: mansion
When we played William Tell, we always put the apple on our hea---....
40 posted on 12/26/2003 9:36:20 PM PST by nhoward14 (Don't *MISS* out on *ROOTING* for *THE* Cowboys! Go *QUINCY*)
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To: mansion
If he really was his friend,he would have told him to turn around before he shot him.
I'd do it for you.
41 posted on 12/26/2003 9:42:41 PM PST by Redcoat LI ("If you're going to shoot,shoot,don't talk" Tuco BenedictoPacifico Juan Maria Ramirez)
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To: Redcoat LI
ha! don't worry, I'll never make such a request...
42 posted on 12/26/2003 9:55:40 PM PST by mansion (Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?)
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To: Snardius
I'd love to hear the conversation where he explains this particular scar

...crotchety.....

43 posted on 12/26/2003 10:02:03 PM PST by kstewskis (61 more days until Lent and "The Passion" is released...and no I am NOT giving up Mel for Lent!)
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To: ozzymandus
I caught that, too. Shotgun, maybe?
44 posted on 12/26/2003 10:04:01 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (This tagline manufactured in the U.S.A.)
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To: mhking
According to sub sections of Ann Coulter protocols of FR posting....Dissing beagles is not acceptable.


45 posted on 12/26/2003 10:29:28 PM PST by xp38
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To: mansion
Lucky the 'friend' was accurate.
46 posted on 12/27/2003 4:47:37 AM PST by thesummerwind (In the white room with black curtains near the station.)
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To: tet68
A friend's son tried this, had someone shoot him through a telephone book with a .22

Took some 'courage', must not have been through The Yellow Pages!

47 posted on 12/27/2003 4:49:58 AM PST by thesummerwind (In the white room with black curtains near the station.)
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To: tet68
???

For real?

48 posted on 12/27/2003 4:51:51 AM PST by New Horizon
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To: New Horizon
Yes, such a waste.
49 posted on 12/27/2003 5:09:01 AM PST by tet68
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To: nmh
This poor soul really doesn't understand women.

Can't say I understand them either, but I'm not about to mangle myself over one of them!

50 posted on 12/27/2003 7:58:55 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Are you pondering what I'm pondering?)
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