Lorie McGraw (llmcgraw@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Wed, 11 Jun 1997 13:02:35 +0000
>Date: Tue, 10 Jun 1997 11:10:33 -0500
>From: Mark Arend <arend@PEOPLES.NET>
>Subject: Re: Fw: [SAFETY] Humor: A *FUNNY* Hunting S
<snip> A couple of guys who were out at
>night and the headlight fuse blew. One of them had some 22 shells that just
>fit in the hole. <snip>
>How would you like to say to the doctor "my car shot me"?
>Mark W. Arend
Aha! I knew my Packrat-iness would pay off! Herewith is the full article
that came out last year, I sent it out to many friends, but here is the
whole thing. My favorite part is the question that the wife asks at the
end...think she is suspicious? An do you think that maybe alcohol was involved?
Subject: Rocket Scientists
The following article was taken from the Raleigh Democrat Gazette,
July 25, 1996:
Two Local Men Injured in Freak Truck Accident
Cotton Patch, NC.
Two local men were seriously injured when their pickup truck left
the road and struck a tree near Cotton Patch on State Highway 38 early
Monday morning. Woodruff County deputy Dovey Snyder reported the
accident shortly after midnight Monday.
Thurston Poole, 33, of Des Arc and Billy Ray Wallis, 38, of
Raleigh are listed in serious condition at Baptist Medical Center.
The accident occurred as the two men were returning to Des Arc
after a frog gigging trip. On an overcast Sunday night, Poole's pickup
truck headlights malfunctioned. The two men concluded that the
headlight fuse on the older model truck had burned out. As a replacement
fuse was not available, Wallis noticed that the .22 caliber bullet from
his pistol fit perfectly into the fuse box next to the steering wheel
column. Upon inserting the bullet, the headlights again began to
operate properly and the two men proceeded on east-bound toward
the White River bridge.
After traveling approximately twenty miles and just before
crossing the river, the bullet apparently overheated, discharged and struck
Poole in the right testicle. The vehicle swerved sharply to the
right exiting the pavement and striking a tree. Poole suffered only
minor cuts and abrasions from the accident, but will require surgery to
repair the other wound. Wallis sustained a broken clavicle and
was treated and released.
"Thank God we weren't on that bridge when Thurston shot his n*ts
off or we might both be dead" stated Wallis.
"I've been a trooper for ten years in this part of the world, but
this is a first for me. I can't believe that those two would admit how
this accident happened", said Snyder.
Upon being notified of the wreck, Lavinia, Poole's wife asked how
many frogs the boys had caught and did anyone get them from the truck.
Lorie McGraw <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bear Leader Pack 410 Den 4
Indian Waters Council, Etowah Creek District Columbia, SC
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