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  • Did he not understand the risks that come with breaking and entering and attempted robbery of another person's property?
  • He should have added, "and I'm an off-duty cop." They would have got there quick, then tazed the homeowner and arrested him.
  • DrPainMD: He should have added, "and I'm an off-duty cop." They would have got there quick, then tazed the homeowner and arrested him.


    Not where this happened. Farking criminal best be on his knees this morning in thanks for the meal he's getting at the Parker County lockup this morning.
  • Cythraul: Did he not understand the risks that come with breaking and entering and attempted robbery of another person's property?


    He might now.
  • On the upside he saved the homeowner the trouble of calling the authorities.

    And really, when you weigh the options, I think most of us would agree prison is more attractive than getting your legs shot off.
  • "If he gets out of the truck, shoot him in the legs," Gerow reportedly told his son, who was holding a shotgun.

    Terrible advice. Enjoy getting the shiat sued out of you if you carry out that plan. Much better advice: "If he gets out of the truck, yell, 'Look out he's headed right for us, and I think he's got a gun,' and shoot him in the head." Dead men can't sue.
  • Moore managed to reach his GMA pickup, but Gerow and his stepson successfully prevented him from leaving the scene by swiping his keys and blocking his exit with their car.

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    I hope it was the Katy Couric edition
  • 911 Operator: Sorry sir, we are just going to send the medical examiner.
  • Cythraul: Did he not understand the risks that come with breaking and entering and attempted robbery of another person's property?


    In Texas, no less. Dude is damn lucky he ran into a gun owner, and not a gun nut.

  • Prank Call of Cthulhu


    "If he gets out of the truck, shoot him in the legs," Gerow reportedly told his son, who was holding a shotgun.

    Terrible advice. Enjoy getting the shiat sued out of you if you carry out that plan. Much better advice: "If he gets out of the truck, yell, 'Look out he's headed right for us, and I think he's got a gun,' and shoot him in the head." Dead men can't sue.


    But the dead man's family can - and often will - sue.
  • Unppossible!

    I was assured by Bob Costas that guns are only used by ignorant black athletes to kill baby mommas.
  • Diogenes: On the upside he saved the homeowner the trouble of calling the authorities.

    And really, when you weigh the options, I think most of us would agree prison is more attractive than getting your legs shot off.


    Came here to say the same. "Hello police? You're going to need to come down to 234 Sycamore to arrest a burglar. Yes, that's me; I'm calling for the homeowner."

    Prank Call of Cthulhu: Terrible advice. Enjoy getting the shiat sued out of you if you carry out that plan. Much better advice: "If he gets out of the truck, yell, 'Look out he's headed right for us, and I think he's got a gun,' and shoot him in the head." Dead men can't sue.


    True, but it is good advice to say it out loud as long as you don't carry the plan out; scaring the perpetrator into submission is better than a confrontation.
  • best comment under the article.....

    "The bungling burglar who burgled a bucolic bungalow was booked for burglary in Buttfark, Texas. "

    i loled
  • Prank Call of Cthulhu: Terrible advice. Enjoy getting the shiat sued out of you if you carry out that plan. Much better advice: "If he gets out of the truck, yell, 'Look out he's headed right for us, and I think he's got a gun,' and shoot him in the head." Dead men can't sue.


    You think shooting someone in the legs with a shotgun at close range isn't killing them? Nick the femoral artery in the inside of the thigh, and the dude is going to drop his entire blood supply where he is.

    It won't be as fast as a CNS hit, but on the plus side, the mortician will be able to cover that up with just a set of trousers so he looks pretty in his casket. I'm sure his momma will appreciate that.
  • Prank Call of Cthulhu: "If he gets out of the truck, shoot him in the legs," Gerow reportedly told his son, who was holding a shotgun.

    Terrible advice. Enjoy getting the shiat sued out of you if you carry out that plan. Much better advice: "If he gets out of the truck, yell, 'Look out he's headed right for us, and I think he's got a gun,' and shoot him in the head." Dead men can't sue.


    This is Texas, not California or New York. If the homeowner shot you in the legs, and you tried to sue, odds on the jury would laugh you out of the courthouse, not give you any money. And it sounds like the homeowner had a pistol, but his son had a shotgun. If the son was some middle schooler or teenager, dad might have told him to shoot the guy in the legs because he didn't want to be responsible for his kid killing someone at that age.
  • Englebert Slaptyback: Prank Call of Cthulhu

    "If he gets out of the truck, shoot him in the legs," Gerow reportedly told his son, who was holding a shotgun.

    Terrible advice. Enjoy getting the shiat sued out of you if you carry out that plan. Much better advice: "If he gets out of the truck, yell, 'Look out he's headed right for us, and I think he's got a gun,' and shoot him in the head." Dead men can't sue.


    But the dead man's family can - and often will - sue.


    Depends on the state. In some states, you cannot be subject to any legal jeopardy whatsoever for using reasonable force (up to, and including deadly force) to prevent a forcible felony.
  • jaybeezey: Unppossible!

    I was assured by Bob Costas that guns are only used by ignorant black athletes to kill baby mommas.


    Bob Costas commenting on firearms regulations is about like me judging a dog show event. I can recognize a dog, name a few breeds, but beyond that I'm mostly ignorant on how to judge it. Bob Costas can identify a firearm, can tell you a pistol from a rifle, but beyond that he's ignorant and everything that has come out of his mouth since as shown that ignorance. The difference between me and Bob Costas is that I have good sense to know I don't know what the fark I'm talking about when it comes to judging a dog show and I keep my mouth shut, where Costas did not.
  • According to Bob Costas, this guy would never have broken in if the owner did not have a gun. See? Nothing good comes from having a gun right Bob?
  • Harry Freakstorm: Moore managed to reach his GMA pickup, but Gerow and his stepson successfully prevented him from leaving the scene by swiping his keys and blocking his exit with their car.

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    I hope it was the Katy Couric edition


    Wow, thats just creapy as fark...the pic that is.
  • I have to say, I'm rather happy at how this turned out. Usually stories like this (especially in Texas) end up with someone on a slab. Justice was done, and nobody lost their life. I don't think there could have been a bettter ending to this situation.

    And yeah, the "shoot him in the legs" thing... bad ju-ju. That's intentional maiming, and not covered under the lethal force rules...

    Glad the perp was the smart one this time....
  • Cythraul: Did he not understand the risks that come with breaking and entering and attempted robbery of another person's property?


    Some individuals -- including some Farkers -- believe that home invaders enjoy a right to burglarize property without fear of injury.
  • Harry Freakstorm: Moore managed to reach his GMA pickup, but Gerow and his stepson successfully prevented him from leaving the scene by swiping his keys and blocking his exit with their car.

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    I hope it was the Katy Couric edition


    Of what relevance was your picture of The Joker?

  • hdhale


    Bob Costas commenting on firearms regulations is about like me judging a dog show event. I can recognize a dog, name a few breeds, but beyond that I'm mostly ignorant on how to judge it.


    I've watched enough Westminster to be able to fake the poke-n-prod, look at the teeth, etc, but I would have to add the "go fetch", "speak", and "paw" tests as well. The difficult part would be keeping a straight face.
  • Englebert Slaptyback: Prank Call of Cthulhu

    "If he gets out of the truck, shoot him in the legs," Gerow reportedly told his son, who was holding a shotgun.

    Terrible advice. Enjoy getting the shiat sued out of you if you carry out that plan. Much better advice: "If he gets out of the truck, yell, 'Look out he's headed right for us, and I think he's got a gun,' and shoot him in the head." Dead men can't sue.


    But the dead man's family can - and often will - sue.


    Maybe where you live, around these parts they do not. While they might claim wrongful death, proving it is near impossible in a situation like that.

    But let ask you this...you are in your truck trying not to get your car seat wet with your own urine. Are you really thinking, "hey, if they kill me my family can sue the bastards!!!"?
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