Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Fly The Friendly Skies

Just when it was assumed that the United States had the monopoly on gun toting crazed octagenarians along comes France to disprove such lazy shorthand:

France nabs gun-toting pensioner
"An 81-year-old Frenchman has been given a one-year suspended jail sentence for firing a hunting rifle at helicopters dropping water on a forest blaze.
David Thiel opened fire on 21 July when the low-flying helicopters disturbed his afternoon nap near Grasse in the south of France, court sources said.

During his arrest the man swore at the policemen and hit them with saucepans."
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I can only dream of being that surly when I'm that age.

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