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Published on March 28th, 2012 | by Steven Hodson


Woman Shot When Man Confuses Her Haircut With A Bird

I realize that hairdos are a pretty big thing with women and that they can sport some pretty funky designs on their heads but getting shot over it isn’t something that I think that they would expect.

It seems that good old Darrill Rockwell was getting really tired of a bird that he thought was harassing his cats so when he thought he saw one early morning on a hilltop about 90 feet away he grabbed his .22-caliber rifle that he kept hand, to kill rodents around the house he told police, and took a shot at the bird.

While his intent was apparently to scare it away it didn’t move but instead he heard the moaning of a woman in pain. When he went to check it out he discovered a 23-year-old woman sporting a red mohawk hairdo who had been shot in the head.

 “In 15 years in law enforcement, this was one of the more interesting cases I’ve worked,” Grand Junction Police Department detective Sean Crocker told the judge Friday. Rockwell, 49, was sentenced to serve five years probation after pleading guilty to felony possession of a weapon by a prior offender.

via The Daily Sentinel

Rockwell was also ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution but it seems that the woman left Colorado shortly after the shooting.



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Steven has been around the tech world long enough to see most of the stuff we think of cool happen before which leads to a certain bit of cynicism that has contributed to him being known as the cranky old fart of the Internet. Besides sharing some of the goodness that he finds with you here at 42x you can also find him curating some digital goodness at Winextra (tech type stuff) and Rotten Gumdrops (for your daily dose of WTF).

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