Curing Hiccups With A Gunshot To The Face

So much more effective than scaring someone the old fashioned way by sneaking up on them and yelling something.

Two soldiers, joined by a third man, were drinking alcohol and watching football at the time of the Sunday night incident, authorities said.

“The victim had the hiccups. The suspect (Pfc. Patrick Edward Myers, 27) pulled out a gun to scare him in order to stop the hiccups” and shot the victim (Pfc. Isaac Lawrence Young, 22) in the face killing him.

Full story – CNN

Tragic.  Another reminder not to hang around stupid people, even if they are a friend of a friend.

I bet Patrick will be affectionately known as “Hiccups” in prison.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Chris, Leslie

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Poppy September 27, 2012 at 01:28 am

At least they got rid of Isaac’s hiccups.

Phoenix September 27, 2012 at 01:42 am

id shoot myself too if i had to watch another game with the replacement referees.

see what i did there?

but seriously, this is tragic.

Punish3r September 27, 2012 at 03:12 am

sigh…

Jim P. September 27, 2012 at 07:30 am

Just stupid. Loaded firearms and loaded people do not mix.

Jeff September 27, 2012 at 09:15 am

I don’t even know why, but part of me really hopes it wasn’t his service pistol

Jim P. September 27, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Stateside you have to turn in your firearms to the base armory outside training.

Church September 27, 2012 at 02:32 pm

Really? How is this even possible?

Punish3r September 27, 2012 at 04:27 pm

Jim not all posts u dont.. depends on the CG

Punish3r September 27, 2012 at 04:28 pm

nm i thought u meant private firearms u most likely where talking about his service pistol nm.. :)

Jim P. September 27, 2012 at 05:31 pm

I was talking about service weapons. If you live on base, most of them require you to store your private weapons in the armory if you live in the barracks.

Base family housing it varies.

Saxon September 29, 2012 at 09:10 pm

Stupid, something tells me that Pfc. Douchebag had some other issues with the victim. Unless he thought his chamber was clear of live-rounds. Otherwise I cant imagine being drunk enough to intentionally shoot a friend in the face. Douche will be staying at Leavenworth for awhile.

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