Dog Shit Sparks Mississippi Shootout

Sunday, March 27, 2011

I’m fighting the urge to frame this one as a “South v. North” issue but, seriously?

The BBC reports:

Two neighbors in Mississippi drew weapons and fired at each other in an argument over a defecating dog got way out of control.

Jerry Blasingame, 60, has been charged with assault for shooting Terry Tehnet, 52, with a shotgun.

Mr. Tehnet was angry because he thought Mr. Blasingame’s dog had taken a shit on his lawn, in a rural part of the state.

The two men gave different versions of the events.

Mr. Tehnet said he visited his neighbor to complain about dog “poop” on his property. Mr. Blasingame blamed him for shooting his dog the week before. Mr. Tehnet said and told Mr. Blasingame: “Just meet me at the levee and I’ll shoot you down.”

The two men confronted one another again and each claimed the other produced a weapon first.

“He shot twice, I returned fire,” said Mr. Blasingame.

Mr. Tehnet said Mr. Blasingame opened fire first with his shotgun so he took his pistol from his car and fired back.

He said he was hit in both hands, the shoulder, chest and side by shotgun pellets.

Don’t people in Mississippi understand the plastic bags supermarkets put our food in at checkout are intended to be used to pick up our dog’s waste?

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8 Responses to Dog Shit Sparks Mississippi Shootout

  1. Joe in Colorado says:

    This is hysterical! Only in the south.

  2. Joe,

    The gun nuts love to say, “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”

    I guess they forgot to add in Mississippi, “dog shit leads to shootings.”

  3. Estacada says:

    With the possible exception of Atlanta, the South scares the you-know-what out of me.

  4. R.J. says:

    This is hilarious!

  5. What’s says “America” better than resolving stoopid conflicts with guns?

  6. Xenon says:

    Second Amendment remedies, anyone?

  7. Jackie says:

    What is not said Terry Tehnet had a record and had it expunged and has unsuccessfully ran for Sheriff in Washington county.

  8. pickupdogpoo says:

    You gotta be pooping me!

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