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  1. MGshaggy

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    Just saw this story on the local news this morning. A piece of free legal advice - if you're going to break the law and have an unregistered NFA weapon, try to be discreet about it. Don't get drunk in the morning and go blasting your lawnmower with it in front of all your neighbors.

    Besides, everyone knows .45 is the appropriate caliber for hunting appliances and garden equipment.



    WASHINGTON, July 26 (RIA Novosti) - A man in the U.S. city of Milwaukee faces a prison term of almost seven years on charges of shooting his own lawnmower with a sawed-off shotgun after the device refused to start, local media said.

    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Keith Walendowski, 57, attempted to start his 21-inch Lawn-Boy on Wednesday morning, but without success. After he shot the lawnmower, a woman living in the same building reported him to police, who subsequently found shells, a handgun and a stun gun in his home.

    The paper said Walendowski, who had been drinking all morning, told police: "my lawn mower wouldn't start, so I got my shotgun and shot it... I can do that. It's my lawnmower and my yard, so I can shoot it if I want."

    He has been charged with illegal possession of a short-barreled shotgun and disorderly conduct while armed. If found guilty on both charges, he faces up to six years and nine months in prison, the paper said.

    The paper quoted the owner of a local lawnmower dealership as saying the shooting didn't help Walendowski's chances of getting the machine repaired.

    "Anything not factory recommended would void the warranty," he said.
     
  2. texas bulldog

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    pure genius, that guy...
     
  3. elrod

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    What a man. :rolleyes:
     
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    I still say

    Some people don't deserve Lawnboys, get that boy, (I don't care what his age is, he acted like a young temper tantrum throwing kid), a push reel type mower.
     
  6. Mr White

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    With him being in jail and all, I doubt I could send him my lawnmower to shoot. :(
    I may have to do it myself. :)

    Years ago my uncle got into trouble for shooting his bike with a .357. I was under 10 and wasn't yet into guns but I remember thinking he was so cool for shooting his motorcycle.
     
  7. Realbigo

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    Now this could be an intersting thread. Have You ever shot anything that really didn't need shooting, out of either frustration or Panic? I'll start. In southern Thailand during Cobra Gold, I don't remember which year, I shot a scorpion who had taken residence under my pillow, on my cot, W/ a M9. Scared the you know what out of my tent mates, and put a hole in my cot. There were only legs, pincers, and a stinger left.
     
  8. KiltedClaymore

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    dont tell Bikerdoc or the Tourist about that....
     
  9. Stephen21B

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    Personally I prefer to blow up things like that rather than shoot them theres nothing quite like seeing a lawnmower propelled into the air by a pound of black powder

    come to think of isn't there a signature line on here that says something like that?
     
  10. R.W.Dale

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    Sadly This is where it all went wrong.

    Mowing with a lawnboy is just asking for issues.
     
  11. RonE

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    Perhaps in prison he can learn small engine repair.......

    When you are bored while duck hunting is it ok to shoot dragon flys? They are really hard to kill out past about 4 feet.
     
  12. JWarren

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    I guess this would be a bad time to mention that I shot my computer with an AK-47 once.


    -- John
     
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    Sounds like fun, but a bad idea (especially with an unregistered SBS)!
    If he hadn't been drinking maybe he could've been Miller part II.
     
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    Anybody surprised to read this line? :rolleyes:
     
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    Hey there RealbigO! You've discovered one of the few, valid missions for the M9!! If that wasn't a personal defense situation for a personal defensive weapon, I just don't know what is!!! :evil:

    That North-latitude Redneck in Milwaukee should have used the alcohol to "boost" his fuel/air mix and get that Pale Green Machine to poppin', instead of drinkin' it! I know this for a fact as the first eighteen years of my life were spent at 3207 South 69th Street, Milwaukee WI and the only perversion my Dad had was trying to make Lawnboys cut his grass!!:p
     
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    I have always wanted to shoot an old TV or computer monitor just never wanted to have to clean it up.

    A guy I went to high school put a pull propane tank for a grill on a fire and shot it from a distance. I never saw the video he had of it but I heard it was a big boom.
     
  17. MGshaggy

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    Were you drunk at the time?

    Heck, I've got no problem blasting consumer appliances... I even encourage it for the really pesky ones. But it has to be the right time and place. Everyone knows the story of how Elvis once plugged his TV with a .357 when Robert Goulet appeared on it. I'm sure Hunter Thompson blasted more than a few things in his day. But to do it in a crowded neighborhood, with an unregistered NFA weapon, while drunk?

    hunter-s-shoot-typewriter.jpg
     
  18. Northern-Lights

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    Well, like the saying goes.....If your going to jail....might as well go BIG! :p
     
  19. TallPine

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    This is why we need lawn mower control.

    There should be a background check and waiting period before you can buy a lawn mower.
     
  20. 230RN
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    This can't be the same guy who tried to shoot stuck lugnuts off his truck about a year ago... can it?

    Somewhere I have a pic of me putting my Schwinn out of its misery after it lost a discussion with a Buick.
     
  21. Green Lantern

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    At first I think "wotta maroon!" But, you know, I bet that while not too many people have gone and DONE it, there have been a LOT of us that would love to take out our frustrations on malfunctioning tools by using them for target practice...

    I've BEGGED the tech girl at work to let me have one of the old printers when they finally break down one-too-many times and need to get replaced, but so far no dice... :(
     
  22. JWarren

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    Nah... I was ensuring that I keep my promises. I promised that POS Compaq that I'd shoot it if it crashed one more time. I keep my promises.

    It was all worth it when I got back in the house.

    I called Dell and said "Hi. My name is John and I just shot my computer. I need you to build me a new one."

    You could hear the question in the guy in the Indian call center's voice, but he didn't say anything.

    That Dell works wonderful to this day.



    But I agree with you. Doing LOT's of things out of anger or inebriation often ends poorly. Doing things out of anger AND inebriation practically ALWAYS end poorly.


    -- John
     
  23. Fat Boy

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    Maybe this is one of those stories that happened to everyones great uncle, great grandpa, etc, but my grandmother told how great grandpa had a mule that wouldn't pull his load as part of a two mule team. After trying everything else and spending a few hours trying to get the mule to work, great grandpa reportedly shot the mule, unhooked the harness and hooked in a replacement, after which things went better. I always wondered how the conversation went between the replacement mule and the one who had been pulling his share...

    I can personally testify to a hunting buddy dispatching a non-performing bird dog with a load of whatever was in the 870 at the time...
     
  24. MGshaggy

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    It was a compaq?

    I had one of those non-functional pieces of junk, myself. Why didn't you say so - hell, I probably would have sent ammo and a Hallmark "Congratulations" card. I've still got mine; I'm waiting for a friend with an explosives license to find a local distributor and get some dynamite.
     
  25. doc2rn

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    Shotgun? Everyone knows you are supposed to use tannerite (SP?).
     
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