doctorow at November 7th, 2013 22:02 — #1
brainspore at November 7th, 2013 22:14 — #2
The former ax-throwing competitor grabbed the weapon she keeps by her side at all times.
That's some dedication to your craft. I mean, I'm a graphic designer but I don't keep my favorite pencil at my side at all times.
kiptw at November 7th, 2013 22:35 — #3
This was pretty much why I wish my wife had let me buy that chainsaw at that yard sale. A man's gotta be able to protect his home.
I'm thinking now all I really need is something that sounds exactly like a chainsaw starting up.
mikea at November 7th, 2013 22:42 — #4
You could say she axed him to leave.
ffabian at November 7th, 2013 23:55 — #5
How un-American not to kill him needlessly.
fireshadow at November 7th, 2013 23:56 — #6
She probably did not want to clean up all the blood.
aronnax at November 8th, 2013 01:41 — #7
I can already hear the enthousiastic comment from the National Axe Association spokesman !
serpenterrific at November 8th, 2013 01:51 — #8
What a great story. Woman finds burglar in home, does virtually nothing about it, but she 'could' have thrown an axe at him.
"If you're in my house, you're not walking out." Except that the burglars did.
At least we now know that she sleeps with her cat and that her daughter is mates with burglars who try to remove watches from sleeping women while munching on sandwiches and soda.
boundegar at November 8th, 2013 01:59 — #9
Suppose that axe had been a gun.
mrtut at November 8th, 2013 02:27 — #10
Axes don't kill people. Axes fly.
phasmafelis at November 8th, 2013 03:08 — #11
Except chase him off, pretty much the best-case scenario if you find a burglar in your house. What, you want she should chop him into bits and hang his head over the doorway as a warning to others?
serpenterrific at November 8th, 2013 03:36 — #12
You're missing my point. I'm illustrating that this is a non-story. Nice accusation though.
gilbertwham at November 8th, 2013 05:22 — #13
Guns a really difficult to throw accurately.
kperkins257 at November 8th, 2013 05:42 — #14
If she had used a gun, this would never have made the news. Media doesn't like guns used to thwart crimes.
peregrinus_bis at November 8th, 2013 05:46 — #15
Aha - no wonder I've been getting the feeling BB is literally empty calories (literally!)! Thanks for pointing that out.
Edit: that would also explain the take-up of @Doctorow's books. Enlightened, am I.
eksrae at November 8th, 2013 05:54 — #16
If she would have busted his spine in two and he survived, then , unfortunately, she would have been looking at a huge lawsuit because she had "over reacted".
boundegar at November 8th, 2013 06:41 — #17
That's unfortunate? You feel that chopping up the spines of bad guys is a fine thing to do? I respectfully disagree.
howaboutthis at November 8th, 2013 08:01 — #18
pathogenantifre at November 8th, 2013 09:12 — #19
I guess I'll go ahead and be the only person here to say it: it's too bad she didn't remove him permanently from society. Our "justice system" is just going to make him a worse problem and allow him to continue predating on people. It needs to be a normal expectation that entering someone's home with foul intent will likely result in death for the offender.
This isn't because of any idealization of revenge or bloodthirstiness, or membership in the GOP (ha, very much not). I just think the approach to violent or property crime should be effective at protecting the rest of society and a lot less focused on "best punishment." If and when there's effective psychological "corrections" in the corrections system, then sure, call the cops to deal with these kind; until then, do us a favor and remove them.
serpenterrific at November 8th, 2013 09:24 — #20
Completely agree. Sadly you've got too many people in the world who don't like that approach and would rather support criminals.
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