Monday, May 14, 2007

Yo! He's the Dopest!

There are few times where words escape me.

This is one of them.

LAKE LUZERNE, N.Y. (AP) -- A teenager who put bullets in a vise and whacked them with a hammer to empty the brass shell casings was wounded in the abdomen by approximately the 100th bullet he hit, according to Warren County deputies.

Damion M. Mosher, 18, had been discharging .223-caliber rounds, placing them in a steel vise, putting a screwdriver on the primer, and striking the screwdriver with the hammer, deputies said.

Deputies were called to his home in Lake Luzerne shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday when one bullet went about a half-inch into his abdomen. He was treated at Glens Falls Hospital and was released. No charges were filed.

Mosher told authorities he was trying to empty the rounds to collect the brass casings for scrap. (That damned Bush took away his allowance! Ed.)

Sheriff Larry Cleveland said about 100 other rounds that Mosher hit had ''fizzled,'' but one was somehow sent with more force. It was unclear if the bullet ricocheted or hit him directly.

An employee of Capitol Scrap Co. in Albany said Monday the business pays $1.70 a pound for scrap brass shell casings.

Cleveland said Mosher's shells amounted to just a few pounds.

Of course, I blame the teachers.


camojack said...

I guess using pliers never occurred to him, huh?

portia said...

What happened to collecting empties for $$?

I don't know what's more troubling: the dimwit with the hammer, the NYT for reporting the story or the search term you used to find that picture?

spd rdr said...

You know, I don't remember what term I used. "Japanese clue bat?" "Girls Gong Wild?"

portia said...

"Girls Gong Wild?"

Given the possibilities, I consider that a most fortuitous typo:)

Masked Menace© said...

There are much more fun ways to take bullets out of cases.

Most of them involve the senseless slaughter the Concentric Circled Pressed Pulp Wood or the endangered Cylindrical Capped Sheetsteel.

camojack said...

Yes, pliers. As in to pull the slug out of the casing. Then just dump out the gunpowder.

It ain't rocket science. Well, actually, in a sense it is...

spd rdr said...

What typo?

Cassandra said...

Uh huh... :p