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Published:April 14th, 2015 14:24 EST

Redneck's Bullet Bounces Off Armadillo, Hits Mother-in-law! Talk About Blind Luck!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"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 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."


This story has all the elements of a redneck soap opera: A southern lady reclining in a dilapidated recliner in a broken down mobile home, and a redneck shooting a poor critter for no discernable reason.

I hate to quote Shakespeare in this redneck farce, but all`s well that ends well: The mother-in-law gets shot in the back (no one will shed a tear for a mother-in-law who gets dinged by a stray bullet) and the lucky redneck ends up with armadillo stew for supper.

No charges were filed, but in my humble opinion the trigger-happy redneck should have been charged with animal cruelty.

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