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Unnecessary deaths, from airports to Yosemite.
In the newspaper today, there were three deaths all on the same page, all of which were dumb.
One of them was the lady in the Phoenix airport. The woman "accidentally strangled herself" after the police arrested the intoxicated woman who was screaming and carrying on.
It's strange that the family considered them to be the "rude" ones in this encounter.
The other story involved a rock climber in Yosemite, who was in his mid-40s. These stories happen at least every couple of weeks. Mountain climbers, rock climbers, falling to their death. I'm not sure why people continue with such a dangerous hobby.
The third...oh wait, it actually wasn't a death, now that I think of it. But it came close to being one. It reminded me of a great scene with Don Cheadle in Out of Sight. In the movie, Cheadle shoots at a safe. I saw this sitting next to a friend that owns a locksmith business. I think he laughed hardest of anyone in the theatre.
The real life story happened in Southworth, Washington. A dude in his mid-60s was trying to loosen a lug nut on his Lincoln Continental. And, how would you loosen it if the wrench didn't work? A hammer? A stomp with your boot?
Nope. Homeboy pulled out a 12-gauge shotgun and fired at the wheel, injuring himself in both legs.
He was a few feet away when he did it (and I'm surprised his feet didn't end up a few feet away afterwards).
The story said he survived. It didn't say whether his Lincoln did.