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People Who Recently Failed to Get Out of the Line of Their Own Fire:
(1) Jonathan Rodriguez, 17, Newark, Del. (a home-invasion suspect who batted on a door with the butt of his handgun, which fired into his groin; July).
(2) Joshua Michael Short, 18, Houston (got up from a table at Memorial City Mall food court and bumped the gun that was in his waistband, firing a round into his buttocks; July).
(3) Detroit police officer Michael Allen, 22 (tried to cram his gun under the front seat of his car at a Canadian border-crossing, but it discharged into his leg; July). – Cries for Help
John Edward Knowles II, 45, was convicted in October of the attempted murder of two Shasta County, Calif., sheriff’s deputies, based in part on a surreptitious jailhouse audio recording, in which he admitted the crimes and lamented his failure to achieve a longtime dream. Knowles, who, after the shooting, had stolen his sister’s car (which made it easier to catch him), said on the tape: “I always wanted to be on the FBI’s top 10 Most Wanted list. I would have made it if (my sister) hadn’t woke up and reported the car stolen.”
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