This happened in Georgia. I know, you are thinking, how the fuck could that possibly be? Well, it just is. A man shot and killed an armadillo, but the bullet ricohetted and injured his mother in law, who was in a mobile home, chilling in a recliner. Goddamn this is awesome. Unless you’re the armadillo…then…..not awesome.
LEESBURG, Ga. (AP) – Authorities say a south Georgia man shot an armadillo, but ended up accidentally wounding his mother-in-law when the bullet ricocheted off the mammal known for its hard shell.
Lee County Sheriff’s deputies tell WALB-TV (http://bit.ly/1FCGUBO) that 54-year-old Larry McElroy fired his 9 mm pistol at the armadillo Sunday night.
Deputies say the bullet killed the armadillo, but bounced off the animal, hit a fence, traveled through the back door of the mother-in-law’s mobile home and the recliner in which she was sitting, striking her in the back.
McElroy’s 74-year-old mother-in-law, Carol Johnson, suffered injuries described as non-life-threatening. Lee County sheriff’s investigator Bill Smith said she was walking around and talking afterward.
Lee County Sherriff’s deputies say McElroy was about 100 yards away from the home when he shot the armadillo. MyFoxPhilly