Skip to comments.Girl in costume at Halloween party shot after being mistaken for skunk
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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Can only happen if you’re drunk as a skunk....
? Any beer involved?
A nine year old girl is a large skunk. I am from central Pennsylvania. We know what a skunk looks like.
The must have some pretty big skunks in PA.
Hope the kid recovers quickly.
Looky! I bet I kin hit that thar skunk. Here, hold muh beer.
Hold my beer while I git my shotgun...
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.
Prayers up for the kid.
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.
Definitely a ‘hold my beer’ moment...
Definitely a ‘hold my beer’ moment...
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.
“Leindecker says the man hadn’t been drinking and he doesn’t know whether charges will be filed.”
Dang, son. What do you folks in Pennsylvania feed your skunks that makes them the size of a 9-year-old girl?
Why anyone would like to shoot a yellow-jacket eater is beyond me.
Skunks go after those stinging pests like they were candy.
Hope she’s going to be ok...
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?
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.
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.
And why would you want to shoot a skunk?
If you’d ever had one take up residence near your house, you’d know the answer to that, lol.
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It is not what we feed little girls, it is how little girls in PA smell.
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!”
There’s a customer who comes into my store a couple times a week who looks just like them.
FFS. Trigger happy and probably full of beer.
I didn’t know skunks in Pa. grew to be the size of a 9 year old.
And can stand on two legs too.
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.
Had to have been one freakin’ big skunk - oh, alcohol was involved, perception changes.
A. It ain’t Halloween yet
B. You’d think a person would know if a party is going on
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!
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..
Some body told him it was Sandra Fluke.
A definite skank.
For over 30 years I thought it was spelled “yunz.” So much for going to college in Pittsburgh.
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
I knew a girl in high school who claimed to love the smell of skunk. I thought she was a wacko, but she insisted...
Well, this IS Pennsylvania!
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.
I know I wouldn’t argue with her.
Try finding a copy of “A Sort of a Saga” by Bill Mauldin.
It includes an interesting story involving skunk musk.