Authorities: Shingletown shooting a classic case of self-defense
Authorities are treating the New Year's Day fatal shooting of a Shingletown man by his neighbor as a "classic self-defense case."
Shasta County Detective Logan Stonehouse on Wednesday said a chain of events led Lynn Hamilton, 56, to fire his handgun at Lee Roy Thibault, 42.
See, they're making a funny, because the recently deceased had threatened the shooter with a chainsaw. This has special meaning for me, as one of my own personal DGUs involved a chainsaw. We were camping and the guys next to us came over to "help" cut some firewood; after a while one of the two became belligerent and made threatening motions with the chainsaw. I went into my tent, took my S&W Model 36 out of the shoulder rig and put it in a leather belt holster, and walked back out of the tent. The 36 never cleared leather, I never referenced it, but once it was seen, the chainsaw was shut off and the guys left.
I don't know about the rest of you, but I have no desire to find out what kind of damage an assault chainsaw could inflict. There's mention in the story about recent stress between the two gentlemen, and considering that the guy who got shot had threatened to cut off the shooter's head earlier, I can't blame the shooter for, you know, taking his threat seriously and acting accordingly.
When the man with a chainsaw meets a man with a gun, the man with a chainsaw is a dead man...
Dead Goblin Count: 357
That is all.