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Man shot by friend when prank goes wrong
ABC2News ^ | May 15, 2012 | staff reporter

Posted on 05/15/2012 9:22:52 AM PDT by Daffynition

ELKTON, Md. (WMAR) - A man is recovering after being shot by his best friend in a prank that went wrong.

Cecil County spokesperson Lt. Michael Holmes says deputies responded to the 600 block of Blue Ball Road in Elkton at about 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

Holmes says the victim in this case was a recent victim of a home burglary and was telling his friend about it and saying that he could easily be a victim as well and that he needed to better secure his home.

The victim went to his friends home early that morning to pull a prank on him, just to show him how unsafe his home was. The victim wiggled a door handle that lead to where his friend and his 9-year-old child were sitting inside.

The shooter quickly grabbed his 9-millimeter handgun and opened the door. The victim rushed inside the home and growled at his friend, at that point, the shooter shot his friend in the chest.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: banglist; oops; prank; shooting
Well, this BFF relationship is on the rocks.
1 posted on 05/15/2012 9:22:56 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

stupid SHOULD hurt


2 posted on 05/15/2012 9:26:05 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Daffynition

Roommate Alien Prank Goes Bad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWqI0U3pBdA


3 posted on 05/15/2012 9:27:11 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Daffynition

Bump


4 posted on 05/15/2012 9:32:32 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Daffynition

Whenever someone is actively shooting at me, I always try to rush toward them while growling. It just seems like the smart thing to do.


5 posted on 05/15/2012 9:32:43 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: taxcontrol

“stupid SHOULD hurt”
__
Roger that!
The stupid shall be punished!


6 posted on 05/15/2012 9:34:44 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Daffynition
The victim rushed inside the home and growled at his friend, at that point, the shooter shot his friend in the chest

Observe the media bias:

The part of "The Victim" is played by the man who broke into someone's home.
The part of "The gun owner" is played by the guy who shot his friend.

7 posted on 05/15/2012 9:35:43 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Daffynition

It’s hard to imagine that a person thought this was a good idea, because he obviously planned it before he carried it out.

“I know Bubba has a pistol, and I know he has a 9 yr old child in the house; so I’m going to rattle the door handle to scare him - then I’m going to rush in and attack him”.

Sounds like a Darwin nominee.


8 posted on 05/15/2012 9:36:45 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Daffynition

This “victim” is why I oppose car seat, seat belt, helmet laws as well as any law that keeps people in the gene pool that mother nature is continually taking swipes at.


9 posted on 05/15/2012 9:37:32 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Daffynition
600 block of Blue Ball Road

Sounds like a disappointing address.
10 posted on 05/15/2012 9:46:37 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: taxcontrol
Waiting in the wings...


11 posted on 05/15/2012 10:09:07 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: crosshairs
600 block of Blue Ball Road Sounds like a disappointing address.

Lots of frustrated males living there, I guess?

12 posted on 05/15/2012 10:11:20 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: ClearCase_guy; Hodar

13 posted on 05/15/2012 10:11:30 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

There’s a stupid program on SyFi called “Scare Tactics” where people set up their friends to try and scare the hell out of them... It’s absolutely stupid and I’m just waiting for someone to get shot or have the snot beat out of them by the scared victim.


14 posted on 05/15/2012 10:13:02 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I watched the appalling Borat movie from a few years ago.

Will never see another movie from the guy, unless it includes a scene of the type you mention.

I’d pay quite a bit to see that.


15 posted on 05/15/2012 10:16:30 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: crosshairs
600 block of Blue Ball Road

Sounds like a disappointing address.

It's right across the street from the strip club.

16 posted on 05/15/2012 10:16:30 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Daffynition

Thank goodness the guy was only hurt and is recovering!


17 posted on 05/15/2012 10:21:54 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent * By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.)
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To: ConservaTexan

18 posted on 05/15/2012 10:26:34 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Sherman Logan

I watched a movie last night called “ The Complete History of My Sexual Failures “

It sort of reminded me of an even more pathetic version of Borat.

Biggest loser I have ever seen depicted on TV, and an hour plus of my life that I will never get back


19 posted on 05/15/2012 10:38:02 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. and the economy died.)
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To: Daffynition

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.


20 posted on 05/15/2012 10:40:20 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Daffynition

Reminds me of the family camping in bear country...teenage nephews pretended to be bears trashing the uncles tent at night...uncle fired his model 29 through the tent killing 1 nephew.

Not an overly bright practice joke...in retrospect


21 posted on 05/15/2012 10:45:27 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

Prankster was lucky the load wasn’t FMJ.


22 posted on 05/15/2012 10:48:55 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition
Consider it a public service. Now I know that when somebody comes bursting through my door growling I will NOT shoot him with a 9mm handgun.

I'm thinking in terms of buckshot. Two warning shots to the torso, one to the head, and then yell "halt!" At that point if he says "just kidding" we'll pop a top on a brewski and laugh the whole thing off.

23 posted on 05/15/2012 10:49:46 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: taxcontrol

To quote Foxworthy: “Here’s you sign!”


24 posted on 05/15/2012 10:55:46 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Billthedrill

I was thinking in a similar vein....a 12 gu. at close range would be very, very ugly.


25 posted on 05/15/2012 10:57:10 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Gee, I wonder if alcohol was involved?


26 posted on 05/15/2012 10:57:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JaguarXKE
Uhhh ...


27 posted on 05/15/2012 11:06:01 AM PDT by BlueLancer ("No friend ever served me, and no enemy ever wronged me, whom I have not repaid in full" (Sulla))
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To: BlueLancer

Do’h! Well, I guess that’s my sign!


28 posted on 05/15/2012 11:14:23 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Hot Tabasco
Producers are probably just filling a need....


29 posted on 05/15/2012 11:18:46 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition
The victim went to his friends home...to show him how unsafe his home was.

He succeeded.

30 posted on 05/15/2012 11:24:11 AM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Daffynition
The victim went to his friends home early that morning to pull a prank on him, just to show him how unsafe his home was.

Afterwords they were going to go break into the tiger's cage at the zoo.

31 posted on 05/15/2012 11:42:31 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Migrating elephant herds react badly to flaming motor homes and dry ice doesn't repel killer bees)
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To: Daffynition
Gu.—Gu.— wake up, very very stupid, or is that your idea of an abbreviation for “gulp”?
32 posted on 05/15/2012 11:46:54 AM PDT by Gertie
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To: Gertie

>>Gu.—Gu.<<

Is that code for *double tap?*


33 posted on 05/15/2012 1:18:58 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Must be the origin of the maxim: *Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.*


34 posted on 05/15/2012 1:20:47 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Take that zombie Bill Murray.


35 posted on 05/15/2012 1:31:45 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: taxcontrol

The home owner did the right thing - protect his home against a perceived threat. By rushing and growling, the attacker proved the perception reasonable by acting as an attacker.
We can’t let teens get off on “I’m not robbing, it’s a prank!” for entering others homes.
And this adult should have known better.


36 posted on 05/15/2012 2:54:49 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: taxcontrol; All

ROTFLMAO well said & in this case it sure does .


37 posted on 05/15/2012 5:19:32 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: Daffynition; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ..

I’m thinking Darwin Award. Does anybody know if the victim had kids?

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


38 posted on 05/15/2012 9:37:39 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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