Avoid Stupid People Doing Stupid Things in Stupid Places

It’s the rabbi’s mantra. Well, one of them. And it’s worth repeating. Not again, obviously; the headline gets the point across. Of course, an anecdote is worth a dozen adages. A siren’s song? Even more. So I give you this: “A WOMAN shot through the leg in a suspected bikie shooting is believed to be former Penthouse pet and Miss Universe finalist Emma Gibbs,” the heraldsun.com.au reports. “A close friend of Ms Gibbs’ family confirmed to the Gold Coast Bulletin the 26-year-old model was recovering in Gold Coast Hospital from a gunshot wound to the upper thigh.” And just how did such a comely lass come a cropper? As if you couldn’t guess . . .

Ms Gibbs, who is a former Queensland aerobics champion, was a finalist in the 2007 Miss Universe competition before going on to be named Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2009.

She now tours around Australia performing stripteases and pole dancing at nightclubs and adult functions.

The friend told the Bulletin Ms Gibbs had ‘become involved in a bad crowd’, adding to speculation the shooting might have been linked to an outlaw bikie gang.

Bikies and strippers were believed to be socialising at the house when the shooting occurred.

Socializing? Is that what you call it?