You can’t make this stuff up…

Posted by T. Greg Doucette on Dec 22, 2011 in Randomness | Subscribe

I used to think my 1L professors had disturbed minds to come up with the tortuously crazy hypos that routinely populated our exams.

Then I read the paper and wonder if maybe these were just actual news stories… :crack:

From this news story over in Taylorsville, Utah:

Man shoots at mouse, hits roommate; another roommate arrested for rape
By Pat Reavy
December 21st, 2011 @ 12:48pm

TAYLORSVILLE — A 34-year-old man has been arrested for investigation of multiple counts of sex abuse against a 13-year-old girl.

The four-month relationship was discovered after a bizarre incident at the man’s house in which one of his housemates was shot by a third housemate who was reportedly trying to shoot a mouse in his kitchen with a 9mm handgun, according to investigators.

Paul Daniel Kunzler was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of two counts of rape of a child, three counts of sodomy of a child and three counts of sexual abuse of a child.

The string of events began to unfold about 2 a.m. Tuesday when police were called to a house, 2584 W. Brucemont Dr. (5450 South), on a report of an accidental shooting. Officers arrived to discover that a man who was in the bathroom had accidentally been shot in the chest by his 27-year-old housemate who was shooting at a mouse in the kitchen with a handgun, said Taylorsville Police Sgt. Tracy Wyant.

The bullet went through a wall and struck the 28-year- old man while he was in the bathroom.

“After the gun was fired, both the roommate and Paul heard a scream,” Wyant said.

The victim was taken to a local hospital in serious condition. He was later upgraded to stable condition. Alcohol was involved in the incident, Wyant said.

During an ensuing search of the house, officers found a 13-year-old girl hiding in a basement closet, Wyant said. The girl told police she had sneaked out of her house without her father’s knowledge to see Kunzler, according to a jail report.

After further questioning, investigators learned Kunzler and the 13-year-old had been having a relationship for four months. The two had met through a common friend, Wyant said.

It was not known Wednesday whether any of Kunzler’s three housemates were aware of the relationship.

Doesn’t this story sounds almost like a CrimLaw hypo?

“Larry, Curly and Moe share an apartment. The apartment has a mouse. Larry decides to try out a new mousetrap to kill the mouse: his .22 Ruger. He shoots at the mouse and in the process hits Curly, who screams in pain. Curly is taken to the hospital while police investigate. The police go into the basement and discover Moe fondling a 13-year-old girl. Discuss all relevant issues.”

Maybe my professors weren’t crazy after all… :crack:

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6 Comments

Molly
Dec 24, 2011 at 3:37 AM

Bahahahhahahahahahahhahahahaha!!!! I love your condensed version. And I’m assuming you’ve seen that the Farrelly Bros are putting out “The Three Stooges” in 2012.


 
Ruben
Dec 24, 2011 at 12:44 PM

This is too funny…I’m going to be a 1l this fall and I guess this is some of what I get to look forward to.


 
TDot
Dec 25, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Most definitely Ruben — this is just the tip of the iceberg ;) Where will you be attending school?

@Molly: Nope I didn’t know that at all :beatup: Was never a big Three Stooges fan myself, but my dad loved them so I’m sure he’ll be excited with the movie


 
Molly
Dec 25, 2011 at 3:26 PM

I’m SO glad I’m not alone. I was never a fan of the stooges, nor the Farrelly bros. Now the Marx brothers, on the other hand, are (were?) SO friggin awesome! Harpo especially. (The silent one that plays the piano &harp).


 
Wanna-be Lawyer
Dec 27, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Love it. There’s truth to the old “the truth is stranger than fiction”.


 
Tango3
Dec 28, 2011 at 7:26 PM

“Discuss all relevant issues.” Hmmm. If the mouse was that big, he should have used a grenade. Just saying, since the size of the reprobate rodent was obviously at issue.


 

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