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Girl in costume at Halloween party shot after being mistaken for skunk
Fox News ^ | 21 Oct 2012 | AP Story

Posted on 10/21/2012 7:36:21 PM PDT by smokingfrog

FREEDOM, Pa. – Police say a costumed 9-year-old girl was accidentally shot outside a western Pennsylvania home during a Halloween party by a relative who thought she was a skunk.

New Sewickley Township police say the girl was over a hillside and wearing a black costume and a black hat with a white tassel. Chief Ronald Leindecker says a male relative mistook her for a skunk and fired a shotgun, hitting her in the shoulder Saturday night.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
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1 posted on 10/21/2012 7:36:30 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Can only happen if you’re drunk as a skunk....


2 posted on 10/21/2012 7:38:49 PM PDT by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: smokingfrog

? Any beer involved?


3 posted on 10/21/2012 7:39:15 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: smokingfrog

A nine year old girl is a large skunk. I am from central Pennsylvania. We know what a skunk looks like.


4 posted on 10/21/2012 7:42:13 PM PDT by bmwcyle
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To: smokingfrog

The must have some pretty big skunks in PA.


5 posted on 10/21/2012 7:42:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Get the transcript Candy! - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: smokingfrog
I didn't know skunks in Pa. grew to be the size of a 9 year old.

Hope the kid recovers quickly.

6 posted on 10/21/2012 7:42:50 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: smokingfrog

Looky! I bet I kin hit that thar skunk. Here, hold muh beer.


7 posted on 10/21/2012 7:44:06 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: smokingfrog

Hold my beer while I git my shotgun...


8 posted on 10/21/2012 7:44:55 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: smokingfrog

9 posted on 10/21/2012 7:45:42 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: mass55th

None of the ones I’ve seen.

This is one of the worst excuses to try to get out of attempted murder charges that I’ve read about.


10 posted on 10/21/2012 7:46:00 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: smokingfrog
Anyone that shoots a real skunk has to be drunk, stupid or a sniper. A shotgun is way too close of a weapon for a skunk.

Prayers up for the kid.

/johnny

11 posted on 10/21/2012 7:47:28 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: smokingfrog

a skunk is damn lucky if it lives to be 9.. and so apparently are kids in that neck of the woods at Halloween time.


12 posted on 10/21/2012 7:47:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: nuconvert

Definitely a ‘hold my beer’ moment...


13 posted on 10/21/2012 7:47:34 PM PDT by Geronimo
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To: nuconvert

Definitely a ‘hold my beer’ moment...


14 posted on 10/21/2012 7:47:34 PM PDT by Geronimo
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To: bmwcyle

No kidding. Shooting one anywhere near your house is stupid anyway. I caught one in my garage with a live trap in the spring. It was tricky getting it out of there and into the woods without getting sprayed.


15 posted on 10/21/2012 7:49:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: smokingfrog

“Leindecker says the man hadn’t been drinking and he doesn’t know whether charges will be filed.”


16 posted on 10/21/2012 7:49:51 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: ConservativeInPA

Dang, son. What do you folks in Pennsylvania feed your skunks that makes them the size of a 9-year-old girl?


17 posted on 10/21/2012 7:50:10 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: smokingfrog

Why anyone would like to shoot a yellow-jacket eater is beyond me.

Skunks go after those stinging pests like they were candy.


18 posted on 10/21/2012 7:50:24 PM PDT by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: smokingfrog

Hope she’s going to be ok...


19 posted on 10/21/2012 7:50:40 PM PDT by goodolemr
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To: cripplecreek

Yes


20 posted on 10/21/2012 7:51:06 PM PDT by bmwcyle
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To: smokingfrog; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
NOT GUILTY!


21 posted on 10/21/2012 7:51:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Olog-hai
"This is one of the worst excuses to try to get out of attempted murder charges that I’ve read about."

The Police Chief said he wasn't sure if charges would be filed. Huh? He shoots at what he thinks is a skunk, and it turns out to be a child, and he may not be charged? Plus, I'm assuming there are laws about firing a weapon in a residential area, or within a certain number of feet of a residence. How can he justify firing at what he thought was a skunk if he wasn't being threatened by it?

22 posted on 10/21/2012 7:57:57 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Everyone makes snide obvious remarks, but 1 of the 1st comments in the story is SHE WAS OVER A HILLSIDE, and she obviously had dark clothes in the dark except a small portion on her *hat* being white.

At night you might think it looks like a skunk, too.

Not that I think this guy should just be shooting skunks pell-mell at night.

Steeler fans - with Namath for a close neighbor. What can I say.


23 posted on 10/21/2012 8:00:04 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Revolting cat!
You graphic made me think of an old joke:

A Polack was out hunting in the woods one day. After walking for a while he came to a big clearing, and saw a beautiful woman sunbathing. He walked over to where she was and asked:

"Are you game?"

Smiling, she responded in her sexiest voice: "Yes I am.

So the Polack shot her.

24 posted on 10/21/2012 8:04:38 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: smokingfrog

And why would you want to shoot a skunk?


25 posted on 10/21/2012 8:07:25 PM PDT by MeanGreen2008
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To: Revolting cat!; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ..
What a stinker!


26 posted on 10/21/2012 8:09:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: MeanGreen2008

If you’d ever had one take up residence near your house, you’d know the answer to that, lol.


27 posted on 10/21/2012 8:11:21 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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28 posted on 10/21/2012 8:19:58 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: smokingfrog
Wait...Whut?


29 posted on 10/21/2012 8:22:21 PM PDT by mylife (If Obama is all "bound up" maybe he needs some Mittamucil)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

It is not what we feed little girls, it is how little girls in PA smell.


30 posted on 10/21/2012 8:29:19 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (The truth hurts)
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That reminds me of the joke about an Aggie hitch hiking down the road. A convertible sportscar stops with another Aggie driving picks him up. The hitch hiker asks him where he got the car. He tells him he was hitching just like him and a beautiful woman picked him up, drove them off in the middle of the woods. She got out of the car and stripped all of her clothes off and laid down on the ground. She told him he could have anthing he wants. So he took the car! The hitch hiking Aggie told him “That’s pretty smart! Her clothes probably wouldn’t have fit you anyway!”


31 posted on 10/21/2012 8:34:29 PM PDT by Antoninus II
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To: mylife

There’s a customer who comes into my store a couple times a week who looks just like them.


32 posted on 10/21/2012 8:39:01 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ( "I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: smokingfrog

FFS. Trigger happy and probably full of beer.


33 posted on 10/21/2012 8:44:23 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: smokingfrog
Who shoots skanks?!

And why?

34 posted on 10/21/2012 8:44:55 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: mass55th

I didn’t know skunks in Pa. grew to be the size of a 9 year old.


And can stand on two legs too.


35 posted on 10/21/2012 8:46:17 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Trailerpark Badass
Who shoots skanks?!

I usually don't associate with skanks but shooting them is out of the question. However, the only skunks I would want to kill would be rabid. Pretty common in Texas.

36 posted on 10/21/2012 8:50:02 PM PDT by Antoninus II
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To: smokingfrog

Had to have been one freakin’ big skunk - oh, alcohol was involved, perception changes.


37 posted on 10/21/2012 8:51:09 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: smokingfrog

A. It ain’t Halloween yet
B. You’d think a person would know if a party is going on


38 posted on 10/21/2012 8:55:15 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Antoninus II

I was sitting on the front steps, smoking a cigar (Mrs. VanShuyten won’t let me smoke inside), and a skunk came around to see what was going on. He was so bold that I thought he might be rabid, but he just sniffed around my feet and beer and walked away. Fairfax County, VA is famous for its rabid animals, including beavers!


39 posted on 10/21/2012 9:06:16 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: VanShuyten

As a land owner and hunter, I don’t kill anything unless I take it legally and eat it. But that doesn’t count with feral hogs. They’re open season..


40 posted on 10/21/2012 9:13:42 PM PDT by Antoninus II
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Some body told him it was Sandra Fluke.
A definite skank.


41 posted on 10/21/2012 10:19:37 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: martin_fierro

For over 30 years I thought it was spelled “yunz.” So much for going to college in Pittsburgh.


42 posted on 10/22/2012 12:06:24 AM PDT by pops88 (Geek chick standing with Breitbart for truth)
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nah, not true. Shot all the time as a youngster. Trapped em’ too. As long as you bag em’ quick you don’t get skunk funked.

Shot a possible rabid skunk when my family rented in town. With a recurve bow. (no noise). Bagged him before the smell got rolling. Was going to toss in river but decided to drive down main st. a coupla’ times. It was a real blast watching all the yankees that now inhabit my town wondering what hit em’. The faces in the rear view mirror were absolutely priceless. All those starbucks patrons walking the sidewalks feeling really countrified got a full blast of odors from the woods. he he


43 posted on 10/22/2012 12:23:57 AM PDT by ping jockey (Candy Crowley IS A DUMBASS)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I knew a girl in high school who claimed to love the smell of skunk. I thought she was a wacko, but she insisted...


44 posted on 10/22/2012 2:51:41 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: lightman

Well, this IS Pennsylvania!


45 posted on 10/22/2012 2:59:56 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Safetgiver
Perhaps he was spooked by the PA Bigfoot.

Man says Bigfoot smashed motor home windows

46 posted on 10/22/2012 3:08:41 AM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: RegulatorCountry

No joke.


47 posted on 10/22/2012 3:33:50 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: smokingfrog

Years ago my family was camping in a State park in Central NY. My father went into the mens room. as he was washing he hands a baby skunk came wadling in to have a look around. My father stood stock still. About a minute later a much lager skunk (Mother?) followed the youngster in. My father is now praying that no one else walks in. Both skunks sniffed around for a minute then turned and walked out with out incident.


48 posted on 10/22/2012 4:48:17 AM PDT by verga (Forced to remove tag line by administrator)
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To: TheOldLady

I know I wouldn’t argue with her.


49 posted on 10/22/2012 5:53:46 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Try finding a copy of “A Sort of a Saga” by Bill Mauldin.

It includes an interesting story involving skunk musk.

http://www.amazon.com/sort-saga-Bill-Mauldin/dp/0393073637/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350911538&sr=1-1&keywords=A+sort+of+a+saga


50 posted on 10/22/2012 6:17:05 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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