Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Wile E. Coyote, SUPER Genius

A bunch of folks sent this story in. The first version I got, they hadn't identified that the deceased was the same person who set the trap, which is a pretty important part of the equation...

Marijuana grower killed by own booby trap, police say
A New York man died after being nearly decapitated by a booby trap he set to protect marijuana plants on his property.

Daniel R. Ricketts, 50, who owns property and a residence on Saw Mill Road in Albany County, was identified as the victim on Sunday, the Times Union reports.
Yeah, I'm sorry, my give-a-shit-meter is still pegging a big fat zero on this one. Especially considering that alcohol was involved. You want to set a trap for ATV riders so that your illegal drug growing operation won't be discovered and then kill yourself in that very trap while driving drunk, the s**t I give will be undetectable without an electron microscope...

Why do I get the image of Wile E. Coyote getting hit by the oncoming train here?

That is all.

9 comments:

Dave H said...

I'd like to think this is natural selection in action, but at his age he's probably already reproduced. (But if he has, my condolences to his kids. On top of losing their father, they have to come to terms with the fact that they're descended from someone who was terminally dumb.)

Miguel said...

The most important thing to have when setting boobytraps in your property is...memory

tjbbpgobIII said...

Used to go into the wood and take down the traps that deer hunters would put up to stop those who were three wheeling all over their hunting areas. They may have been drug dealers too but we didn't know. The trap would be a wire streched between two trees to decapate a rider. Anyone walking would not see them unless it was dark.

Ed said...

"Hoist with his own petar"?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petard

Old NFO said...

Darwin won that round!!!

Borepatch said...

I happen to think that stringing a wire at neck height is premeditated homicide.

Samuel Suggs said...

you give enough of a shit for the resulting turd to be detected bye lectron microscope? Wow dood goin soft their on me?

tjbbpgobIII said...

Borepatch, we did too. Thats why we were out there.

Anonymous said...

I can almost imagine Wiley sitting on his ATV and thinking , if I set the wire this high it will cut the dudes head right off.

Brilliant!

Gerry