Friday, September 08, 2006
Chickens, Drinking and Guns Don't Mix
An Oregon woman is accused of shooting her husband after he shot her pet chicken.
The Eugene-Register Guard reports Mary Kay Gray has been jailed on felony assault charges.
Her husband, Stanley Gray, is recovering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder. The chicken died at the scene.
Lane County sheriff's Sergeant Clint Riley says the couple had been working around their yard and drinking on Labor Day. They got into an argument after Stanley Gray shot the chicken with a 44-caliber handgun.
Police don't know if the shooting was intentional or an accident. Riley says "it depends on who you ask."
But sheriff's deputies say Gray shot her husband with a 22-caliber rifle in an apparent act of retaliation.
Kids, let this be a lesson to you. Drinking, yardwork, guns and chickens are a recipe for disaster.
If you must drink, do yardwork, carry a gun and be around chickens, please find a designated gun handler.