Monday, June 11, 2012

Ooh, He's Not Going to Do Well in Prison...

agg79 sends in this rather interesting story...

Galveston woman bests intruder with paintball gun
A Galveston woman used a paintball gun to detain an intruder long enough Friday for police to arrest him, according to the Galveston County Daily News.

When officers arrived about 10:30 a.m., they heard the sound of the paint ball impacts and found the man inside covered with yellow paint, the Daily News reported.

So basically she was shooting him *as* the cops pulled up. Cool. Now, while a paintball gun isn't my first (or tenth) choice for a defensive arm, any weapon is better than nothing. Paintballs are painful (ask me about SCI-FI's bachelor party sometime...), and also provide positive identification of the suspect should they sprint off. Now, this woman is lucky that the criminal in question didn't have a weapon of his own, but kudos to her for defending her home with any means available.

I almost pity that poor SOB when he hits prison and they find out he was taken down with a paintball marker...

That is all.

6 comments:

bluesun said...

Pretty sure a paintball in the face area would "put an eye out," though.

UGA Wino said...

A well-placed shot to the family jewels could indeed be debilitating!

Robert said...

After getting shot in the nose at close range, I can attest that even from a low velocity piece of shit paitball gun it hurts. (I was wearinbg goggles, but not a face mask. This was the first time I played in 1987. After that I wore a mask.)

When I first read your post, I thought it said she BEAT him with the paintball gun. Mind you, my Tippman with the 20 OZ tank on the back was pretty heavy and would have done quite a number on someones skull if the need arose.

Mad Saint Jack said...

They need a paintball marker you can mount like an M203.

They do also make pepper balls...

(Yes I watch Dog the Bounty Hunter.)

Weer'd Beard said...

LOL, Ok Sci-Fi and I need to compare notes of Bachelor paintball parties.

I was PURPLE under my wedding tux! (and I was smart and Didn't have the Bachelor party the night before! I had it the WEEKEND before!)

Anonymous said...

That's gonna hurt about as much as the dude in Atlanta who tried to mug a little old lady in one of the metro stations. The cops had to pull her off of him. After she used up an entire mace can, she beat him with her purse until the APD rescued him. They took their time. Apparently he was the hit of the jail that weekend.

LittleRed1