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    Woman tries to kill mice, shoots self

    Published: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 4:30 a.m.
    Last Modified: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 6:42 a.m.

    A Potter Valley woman wounded herself and a man July 3 while attempting to kill mice with a .44-caliber Magnum revolver, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office.

    The woman, 43, had drawn the gun from a holster under her left arm, intending to shoot mice scurrying across the floor of a small travel trailer on Highway 20 in Potter Valley, according to the Sheriff's Office.

    The revolver instead slipped from her hand and fired as it struck the floor, according to the Sheriff's Office.

    The bullet went through the woman's right kneecap, then hit keys hanging on the belt loop of a 42-year-old man in the trailer, officials said. The bullet glanced off the keys and tore a hole in the man's pants.

    The bullet grazed the man's groin before stopping in his coin pocket, where it was recovered for evidence, according to the Sheriff's Office.

    The names of the shooting victims were not released.

    -- Glenda Anderson
    The story doesn't specifically mention the beer-holding moment but I just know there was one.

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    Must have some big ass mice in Potter valley :eek:
    The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.

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    One might say that situations such as these call for stricter control of firearms. I, on the other hand, say we should take the warning labels off the packaging and let the problem sort itself out.
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    Was it six shots or only five? I have to admit in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself...:D

    Great story, GS. I would imagine the beer might've been Milwaukee's Best, perhaps...
    "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." H.P. Lovecraft in Supernatural Horror in Literature
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    a handgun for mice? is she NUTS?
    everyone knows you have to use a semi-automatic assault rifle for little furries...what kinda idiot would use a handgun?
    I smile because I don't know what the heck is going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lurkalot View Post
    a handgun for mice? is she NUTS?
    everyone knows you have to use a semi-automatic assault rifle for little furries...what kinda idiot would use a handgun?
    Personally, I prefer a flamethrower. It's the only way to be sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Personally, I prefer a flamethrower. It's the only way to be sure.
    I live in a desert, fire danger is way too high and I for one would never go to the extreme overkill of using a flamethrower. Now that is just being a showoff when a simple AK47 could do the trick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lurkalot View Post
    I live in a desert, fire danger is way too high and I for one would never go to the extreme overkill of using a flamethrower. Now that is just being a showoff when a simple AK47 could do the trick.
    It also totally disinfects the kitchen. Have you thought about that, Missy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    It also totally disinfects the kitchen. Have you thought about that, Missy?
    OMG
    cleans and disinfects! awesome, it will cut my housework in half!
    I smile because I don't know what the heck is going on.
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    There are some greyt comments:

    U mite be a redneck if you go poppin' .44 cal bullets at a house mouse. Instant Karma? Humans - 0, Mouse - 2. You might want to try a mouse trap with peanut butter. I really am surprised the words alcohol and methamphetimine are not also in this article. Geesh!
    Listen..Can you hear the banjos playin???
    A better mousetrapThat was one magic bullet!
    I thought for a minute I'd stumbled on one of those forwarded urban legends with a moral something like "So you think YOU'VE had a bad day?"
    And it will be a great story to tell the Social Worker when they try to sign up for IHSS.
    I will admit to having once shot a pocket gopher with a 16 g shotgun, but that was after it had eaten half my garden. There was collateral damage. Several zuccinis that the gopher hadn't already eaten died as a result of the violence.
    I bet this was the same folks who burnt their boat to a crisp with the fireworks.
    The proper thing to use when mouse hunting in the middle of the night is a .410 shotgun with a Maglight duct-taped under the barrel. If it were a Moose scurrying about the trailer then a .44 Mag may only be used to dispatch the Moose in a humane manner if the shotgun didn't kill it. I would like to clarify for the readers that Moose in this sense does not refer to Moose, Elks or Masons of the fraternal order variety.

    Looking forward to Labor Day, let's see who can top this or the burning boat.
    I think the Mendo County Sheriffs need to look more closely at the mice. I think they may have had something to do with this incident. I think they are also intimidating the victims into telling police this crazy story.
    Cmon now y'all dont hunt mice with a .44, wont be nothing left to cook.
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