Skip to comments.Cops: Georgia Man Kills Motorcyclist Who Was Following Teen Daughters
Posted on 02/28/2008 9:08:44 PM PST by metmom
A Georgia man was arrested for murder after he allegedly shot and killed a motorcyclist who he said was following his teenage daughters home from a Target store, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Richard Harold Gear's two daughters, ages 17 and 19, called their 45-year-old father from their cell phones to tell him they were being followed, the paper reported.
When they got home their father was at the end of their driveway with a pistol, police told the newspaper.
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Sounds like the motorbiker had a deathwish. Well, his wishes got fulfilled.
The teens said they made obscene gestures at Mough after he cut them off, adding at one point he ran into their car, the newspaper reported.
Police told the newspaper there is evidence of a collision between the vehicle and the motorcycle, but they haven't been to determine who initiated it.
Sounds like all the parties involved were idiots. And one of the idiots is dead.
He should have coaxed them into the house first. :-)
A lot of people out there still think Easy Rider had a happy ending.
Strangely there is no information about where this took place in Georgia.
“2 stupid over protected spoiled Princesses, hit a 21 year old Motorcycle Rider, with their Car, while on the cell phone chatting.
He followed them home to clarify and to get an explanation. And the princesses father more stupid as they are, killed him for no reason.
.....At least that is my explanation........”
You might be right. I find it hard to believe the girls’ version that the motorcyclist ran into their car after “they made obscene gestures”. More likely the girls hit him with their car. If that happened to me, I too would follow them home so I could report them to the police.
I think there is a whole lot more to this story, including the fact that the cycle rider cruised past their home twice and was shot by the dad on the second pass. Of course I’m still puzzled as to why he had to shoot.
While it is possible it seems pretty unlikely a guy on a motorcycle would be playing chicken with a car. If the girls hit the motorcycle and refused to pull over, which is hit and run, then it would make perfect sense for the guy on the motorcycle to follow them home to at least get insurance information and call the police if they refused. But the stupid sperm donor father shoots the man for driving by on a public road... Amazingly stupid.
Lots of folks called into Neil Boortz’ show today. (He’s out of Atlanta.) It’s not looking good for the trigger happy dad, who may have been investigated in the past for brandishing and firing “warning shots.”
There's little Justice left in America, unless you're the perp.
If that happened to me, I too would follow them home so I could report them to the police.Why would you have to follow them home to report them to the police?...
Are they not public roads?
Would have been simpler to memorize a six digit license plate and report that. By following the girls it make it harder for the police to piece together an argument that he was indeed the victim. Seems to me he could have well been in the right, but let his emotions rule. For that, he's now dead.
Just write down the license plate. What more do you really learn by following them. You don't know they are going home, and when did get there, you still wouldn't know it was their house.
Until you saw Papa with the gun, then you'd know.
The story is a bit weak on the events at that point. That's were the rubber will meet the road during the trial. If the father was merely on his own property with the pistol, or maybe with a concealed pistol,and the guy threatened him, that's one thing, but if when the guy just showed the father shot him, that's quite another.
The story says the guy made a second pass. Now if I saw Pop in the driveway with a visible semiautomatic handgun, I don't think I'd be making another pass at the house.
No good will come from this.