Skip to comments.Cops: Argument about dirty dish sparks shooting in Downers Grove
Posted on 02/15/2012 7:15:40 PM PST by smokingfrog
A Downers Grove woman accused of blasting her boyfriend with a shotgun after an argument involving a dirty dish could be charged with attempted murder, prosecutors said Wednesday.
DuPage County Judge Elizabeth Sexton set bail at $1 million for Vickie D. Podruzek, 43, who faces charges of aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery with a firearm.
Podruzek is accused of shooting her boyfriend with a .410-gauge shotgun about noon Sunday in their Carpenter Street home. Prosecutor Kirsten King said the victim suffered four or five entry and exit wounds to the neck and shoulders when he was shot at nearly point-blank range through a door.
Additional charges of attempted murder may be forthcoming, she said in bond court.
Podruzek told police the couple discussed their relationship Saturday night and she thought things were going to change, according to prosecutors. But tensions mounted Sunday after the victim failed to clean a dirty dish, and the defendant accused him of saying mean things, King said.
Prosecutors said Podruzek retrieved a shotgun and opened fire after the victim shut her out of a bedroom. Afterward, she put the weapon in their garage and had a cigarette, prosecutors said, then returned to find the victim calling out, Im dying, Im dying.
King said Podruzek brought the victim a towel and called 911, later telling police she only meant to scare him.
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Best argument I’ve ever seen in favor of paper plates.
I guess we’re supposed to assume that he’ll live. Guess she’ll have several years to life to ponder if her little trick to ‘scare’ him was really worth it.
She’ll go to the joint for a couple of years. The way things are these days, if she plays her cards right, she comes out with a PhD in Feminist Studies.
She’s a made womyn!
I laughed after reading the first thread. Some men are just plain stupid and need killing.
She could have imitated the scene in the 1991 movie, “Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead” by treating the dishes as skeet targets.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56k3zLNDdUk&feature=related (scene starts at 7:45)
At least it was a .410 instead of a 12-gauge.
So, if a guy shot his girlfriend 4-5x with a shotgun, through a door, would there be ANY doubt as to having him charged with attempted murder?
Even as .410 00 buckshot he got lucky. That’s 5, 30 cal balls at 1150 fps.
Had he been hit in the chest, he’d be goner
I don’t think so.
Dishes don’t kill people, dirty dishes kill people.
Better get used to eating off dirty dishes in restaurants once the 11 million illegal dishwashers get deported by President Romney.
It looks like she shot her own chin off.
So, who washed the restaurant dishes for 200 years before the 11 million illegals showed up??? I think we’ll survive...;)
For sure. My son-in-law uses a shotshell as his first load in his handgun, says it's to scare someone rather than kill. Follow-up loads are lethal. Maybe this lady should have done the same, to "scare" the guy. I know the 00 buckshot I have in my shotgun is not for scaring people!
I would not want to be hit with it.
Yeah, I wouldn’t want to be the target of anything either. I’ll have to ask my son-in-law what size the pellets are in the shotshells he uses in his handgun. Very tiny, he says he might kill a rat but not a person.
A man went to visit his 90 year old grandfather in a secluded, rural area of the state. After spending the night, his grandfather prepared breakfast for him consisting of eggs and bacon. He noticed a film-like substance on his plate and he questioned his grandfather, "Are these plates clean?"
His grandfather replied, "Those plates are as clean as cold water can get them so go on and finish your meal."
That afternoon, while eating the hamburgers his grandfather made for lunch, he noticed tiny specks around the edge of this plate, and a substance that looked like dried egg yolks. So he asked again, "Are you sure these plates are clean?"
Without looking up from his hamburger, the grandfather says, "I told you before, those dishes are as clean as cold water can get them, now don't ask me about it anymore!"
Later that afternoon, he was on his way out to get dinner in a nearby town. As he was leaving, Grandfather's dog started to growl and would not let him pass, "Grandfather, your dog won't let me out."
Without diverting his attention from the football game he was watching, Grandfather shouted, " "COLD WATER", GET OUT OF THE WAY!"
So you’re saying she’s guilty?
” after the victim went out and bought a steak for himself but not the defendant “ ..... If my dad had done that (and I do believe he did, more than once!), my mother would have been glad, because he had saved money by only buying for himself. She’s very frugal. -— - Of course, she likely already had the meal done that was to be for the whole family... He arrives home with evidence that he had stopped at a barbeque place or something like that, even steak (he loves steak)... She and the rest of us had likely already eaten; or were about to. ..... She also just doesn’t get mad about things like that; that’s how she is. ..... This happened before he got a cell phone. Nowadays he might call and tell her that he was stopping somewhere on his way home. [or might not :) ]
LOL I now recall she put some special juice in a certain part of the fridge with a note that said (in her handwriting) “For DAD ONLY.” The rest of us had to drink whatever there was, which sometimes (depending on our finances at the time) might be a mix made out of “powdered milk” like Carnation. I think it was the store brand, like, Kroger powdered milk. You have to mix it with water and stir and stir and stir... Doesn’t taste very good either ... :)
[as a teenager I sneaked a little bit of imitation vanilla flavoring into a glass of that “powdered milk” and drank it like that. ha!]