Actions, Meet Consequences

SAN DIEGO (CBS) — Police on Tuesday said a Southland boy is recovering after he was shot with a crossbow bolt after throwing rocks at a passing car outside his home. Officer Dino Delimitros told the Associated Press the boy and a friend were throwing the rocks outside his home in the Linda Vista neighborhood Monday afternoon when a passenger in a black Toyota RAV4 pulled out a crossbow and fired. The boy, whose name and age have not been released, was shot in the abdomen and taken to a local hospital, where he is expected to recover from his injuries. Police are still looking for the shooters and no arrests have been made. (H/T: iOwnTheWorld)

Dude. (emphasis added)

Addendum: I wasn’t sure how to classify this one, since I have a tag for gun stories but not for crossbows or other medieval weaponry. I might need to change that eventually, because it’s inevitable that some enterprising criminals will someday try to counter the Castle Doctrine by building siege engines.

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2 Responses to “Actions, Meet Consequences”

  1. LC Aggie Sith Says:

    Change or add a “Weaponry Awesomeness” tag.

    Let me make clear that I do NOT condone the use of the crossbow in this instance. Those are delicate instruments and should be handled with the reverence accorded to them.

    I do hope the kid learned a lesson here, but more than likely if the RAV4 passenger is found, he will be sued by the parents. If not found, the state will try to pass a boneheaded law.

    • RoboMonkey Says:

      the state will try to pass a boneheaded law.

      No doubt, even though there are already laws in place that cover this incident, and none of them kept it from happening.

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