Monday, October 01, 2007

Oh, WCCO. First a Drunk Duck Decapitator, Now This. Where Have You Been All My Life?

I'm not sure what the oddest thing about this story is.

A. "The sheriff's office urged parents to always directly supervise children when they're shooting firearms, and for shooters to always know what's behind their target."

(Maybe that's not odd. That's just sound advice.)


B. The victim just kept driving.

According to Mapquest, Cusson (where the truck driver was shot) is 50.2 miles from International Falls (where the man was treated and released from the hospital). Granted, it was probably the nearest medical facility, and if the man was already headed that direction, why wait for an ambulance when you can just drive yourself there?

I don't think I would keep driving after being shot by a .22. But then, I guess I'm just a sissified city girl.

I imagine the conversation that followed this incident went something like this:

"Say Bob, how was the drive today?"
"Oh, not too bad. Had a little rain. Got shot in the arm."
"Oh yah?"
"How much rain do you suppose they got over there, then?"
"Oh, less than a quarter-inch."
[The End]


Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

It is just like watching "Fargo".

Em said...

For my money, the oddest thing is they way the headline bills the shooters as "squirrel hunters" as if they were going to eat what they caught. Hilarious!

julie said...

You miss the Midwest, don't you? In the space of just a few short months, we've given the world so much -- beheaded ducks, squirrel shootings gone bad, the world's first airport bathroom that is also a tourist attraction....

We are proud.

Auntly H said...

It's time for you to come home.

Em, my money says the shooters were, in fact, planning to eat the squirrels. My grandma became a very good chef having to make edible the game my grandpa brought home in exchange for something nice he did for someone. And, no, they weren't the hicks this paragraph implies them to be.

Anne said...

Do you think the guy kept doing the little one-finger hello wave while he was driving to the hospital?