December 30, 2011

headline of the day

Boy throws rocks at cars, shot by crossbow


  1. Rick Neece on December 30th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    By the headline, I wasn’t sure if the boy was shot, or if he was shooting rocks by cross-bow.

    Who the fuck has a cross-bow at hand for opportune moments?

    Once, my uncle, my brother and I, were tossing grapes out at cars on a busy street. We tossed one out on a Cadillac. The fucker driving was MAD. (As well he should have been.) He went around the block to see us again. We high-tailed it to Grandmother’s and Granddad’s apartment to get out of the heat.

    I still think of it as pre-teen stupidity. It could have been rocks and more dangerous. Had we been more malicious.

  2. Dave Vogt on December 30th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    It was always snowballs for us, sneakily off an overpass where the railroad ran years and years ago. They finally took that down, which is only a small inconvenience to area adolescents causing mayhem.

  3. Dave Vogt on December 30th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Also: “Nobody has been arrested.” I don’t know if that’s a yep or a no shit.

  4. Sheila Ryan on December 31st, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Rick, was it the uncle who was your age?