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Mom shoots son when holdup prank goes wrong
jounal sentinel ^ | Feb. 5, 2010 | Sharif Durhams

Posted on 02/05/2010 9:56:19 AM PST by Mount Athos

A young man's attempt to play a practical joke on his mother Thursday went awry when the woman ended up in police custody and the son ended up with a bullet in his groin, police said.

The injured 21-year-old told police he thought it would be funny to frighten his mother when she returned from shopping, according to the Milwaukee Police Department. So the young man put on a ski mask about 9 p.m. and approached her at their house in the 3700 block of N. 13th Street, police said.

The 37-year-old mother drew a .357-caliber revolver from her waistband and pulled the trigger several times, hitting her son at least twice, police said. Emergency responders took the man to the hospital and police did not know his condition Friday morning.

Officers recovered a blue steel revolver with an obscured serial number from the mother, police said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: prank

1 posted on 02/05/2010 9:56:19 AM PST by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

This is a rather sad story...didn’t the son know his Mom carried?


2 posted on 02/05/2010 9:58:24 AM PST by Teflonic
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To: Mount Athos
Officers recovered a blue steel revolver with an obscured serial number from the mother,

That might be a problem.

3 posted on 02/05/2010 9:58:43 AM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: Mount Athos

Too bad we don’t have the “hold muh beer and watch this” ping list any more...


4 posted on 02/05/2010 9:58:45 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Mount Athos

5 posted on 02/05/2010 9:59:15 AM PST by Dumpster Baby (Truth is called hate by those who hate the truth.)
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To: ansel12

No might about it. I’m guessing that’s why she got pinched.


6 posted on 02/05/2010 10:01:00 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

I know that a missing serial number is very serious, but how serious is it for someone to buy a used gun and then it being discovered that it may have stolen 10 or 20 years before?


7 posted on 02/05/2010 10:05:35 AM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: Mount Athos

A practical joke?

My money says sonny boy had drug/money issues and decided Mom was an easy target. With the ski mask, he figured she’d never know who cleaned out her house. What he didn’t know was that Momma gotta gun.


8 posted on 02/05/2010 10:06:03 AM PST by fullchroma (Obama: GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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To: Mount Athos

Doesn’t the kid know that it might be a bad idea to scare anyone who may occasionally carry a .357 in her waistband?

I’m assuming that he knew his mom. They probably grew up together. (do the math... 37-21=16)


9 posted on 02/05/2010 10:08:05 AM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Mount Athos

Heh, my mother in law takes a pistol with her everywhere. Disney World. Our house. She’s armed.


10 posted on 02/05/2010 10:08:25 AM PST by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: Mount Athos

“This is a rather sad story”

The police don’t buy the story he was trying to ‘scare’ her...they think he might have been trying to rob his mother...which is the truly sad part about it.


11 posted on 02/05/2010 10:08:36 AM PST by lacrew (Barack Obama is always the least experienced most condescending guy in the room. (Rush))
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To: Teflonic

I feel sorry for the mom; she probably feels terrible, whereas her son apparently had no compunction at all about terrifying his own mother. If she’d had a heart attack, that would have been sad.


12 posted on 02/05/2010 10:11:58 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: ansel12

Depends. If you are caught with stolen goods you have a problem. If you can prove you bought it in good faith you should be ok. However comma there are a$$holes in all jobs and the prosecutors and cops aren’t exempt from that problem.


13 posted on 02/05/2010 10:12:19 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Mount Athos

Last words hey watch this.


14 posted on 02/05/2010 10:13:55 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Mount Athos

N. 13th St. is not exactly what we’d call a good neighborhood around here. I’m not surprised that a woman shopping at night alone would be carrying.


15 posted on 02/05/2010 10:15:03 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Mount Athos

37-21=....................


16 posted on 02/05/2010 10:16:16 AM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: Mount Athos

So did she get him one of the rare living Darwin awards? That would make him really unique, not just having a living Darwin award, but also having gotten it with major assistance from one of the people who put him in the gene pool in the first place.


17 posted on 02/05/2010 10:19:06 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Mount Athos

Idiot deserved to get shot. Shot in the groin, maybe a Darwin award winner? We can hope so anyway.


18 posted on 02/05/2010 10:20:14 AM PST by monday
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To: Mount Athos

This is a very sad story.

The mother should be ashamed of herself.

She needs to get down to the range and get some target practice.


19 posted on 02/05/2010 10:35:37 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Woebama

We all ate out on Christmas Day at a Shoneys in Charleston, WV.

Out of seven people, five, including myself, were packing.

The next day that Shoneys got robbed.


20 posted on 02/05/2010 10:36:26 AM PST by Armedanddangerous (Montani Semper Liberi)
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To: Mount Athos

I don’t think this guy should get the Darwin Award. I don’t think he will be able to procreate now. And thus he won’t have offspring to evolve.

Pistol packin’ Momma...


21 posted on 02/05/2010 10:36:44 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: fullchroma; Sopater

Sounds like momma knew her boy better than her boy knew his momma.


22 posted on 02/05/2010 10:39:17 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I dunno. Maybe she hit exactly what she was aiming for.


23 posted on 02/05/2010 10:40:18 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Mount Athos

kids are stupid, bump.


24 posted on 02/05/2010 10:44:33 AM PST by Delta 21 (If you cant tell if I'm being sarcastic...maybe I'm not.)
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To: monday

.357 to the gut, maybe twice.

That’llern’im.


25 posted on 02/05/2010 10:45:50 AM PST by Delta 21 (If you cant tell if I'm being sarcastic...maybe I'm not.)
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To: WKUHilltopper

Yah, a living Darwin award! Groin shot and he may be eligible.


26 posted on 02/05/2010 10:52:58 AM PST by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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