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A chap from Milwaukee is possibly facing jail for shooting his lawn mower. Apparently he was intoxicated at the time. OK, it’s a pretty bloody weird thing to do but I believe his defence, “I can do that, it’s my lawn mower and my yard so I can shoot it if I want” is water-tight. Well, it ought to be in the Land of the Free. If I was a juror I’d acquit. There have been times when I have been tempted to take a sledge-hammer to our Honda mower when it failed to start. I would of course feel bad for killing our mower because the last time it failed to start it was ten minutes ’till I realized I had disconnected the spark-plug the earlier. Anyhow, yanking the cord for that length of time has given me a right arm like Popeye

H/T Tizona – Sword of El Cid


  1. CountingCats says:

    This has even been on the TV news here.

  2. Sunfish says:

    Before you jump…he was drunk, and armed, and shooting in a pretty bad place for it. Inside a city there’s pretty much always a risk of someone being downrange.

    I think the “short-barreled shotgun” charge is crap, but the Disorderly frankly doesn’t bother me so much.

    (And this from a guy who fights the temptation to hose down his television at least weekly, FWIW)

  3. NickM says:

    OK Sunfish. Fair does.

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