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.