Saturday, January 3, 2015

To Protect and To Serve: Shooting Your Wife While Asleep Edition

I don't know which is worse: that he thinks it's a good idea to sleep with a loaded, safety-off Glock, or that he thinks "it went off while I was sleeping" is a good alibi for shooting your wife.

karoli at Crooks and Liars:

This is audio of the Peachtree City interim police chief William McCollum's 911 call after he shot his wife. His description of how it happened is bizarre.
"Who shot her?" the 911 operator asked William McCollom, the police chief in Peachtree City, Georgia.
"Me," McCollom replied.
"How did you shoot her?"
"The gun was in the bed, I went to move it, put it to the side, and it went off," McCollom said.
"Is she awake?"
"No, everybody was sleeping," McCollom said.
"No, is she awake now?"
"Yes," he said.
Later in the call, the operator asked McCollom, "Were you asleep also when this happened?"
"Yes," he said.
Peachtree City is one of those places where the crime rate is really, really low. One murder in the last nine years, and a plummeting burglary and theft rate to boot. It's hard to imagine what would prompt McCollum to feel as though he needed to sleep with his 9mm Glock in the bed with the safety off, evidently.

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