In a freak accident yesterday (Apr 13), a man shot at an armadillo but accidentally ended up hitting his mother-in-law in the back.
Fortunately, Georgian resident Carol Johnson was not severely injured, but the whole event has left locals scratching their heads.
After 54-year-old son-in-law Larry McElroy shot at the vermin, the bullet killed the animal, ricocheted off its body, hit a fence, passed through the back door of his mother-in-law’s mobile home, through a chair she was reclining in and into her back.
What are the chances?
“Just the circumstances, just all the way around, the whole situation was unusual,” said local investigator Bill Smith to WALB News 10.
Apparently the city recommends (carefully) shooting the creatures as an effective way of ridding them from your property, but Smith suggests that McElroy should’ve used a shotgun over the 9 mm pistol he was packing. “I really think if they’re going to shoot at varmints and whatnot, maybe use a shotgun.. with a spread pattern with a lot less range,” says Smith.
Let’s just hope they don’t find two bullet shells in the grass. Because the only other witness in this case is the armadillo, and chances are he’s already cooking on the grill.
Wait, what!? This story is ridiculous. You won’t believe how this man accidentally shot his mother-in-law!