Two Alabama men are in custody and one of them is recovering from surgery to his groin region after threatening a homeowner while prowling his property. According to police, Paul Reed and Aaron Lawson were trying to steal scrap metal from a property (not shown) in Marshall County, Alabama. They didn’t take any steel or copper, but Lawson did manage to flee with a small quantity of lead. Unfortunately it was in the form of a rifle bullet shot into his groin, and he won’t even be able to recycle it because it will almost certainly be held as evidence in his upcoming trial . . .
According to WSMV-TV, an unnamed homeowner confronted the pair on December 20th, trespassing on his property in northeast Alabama. The homeowner was carrying a rifle, which turned out to be a good choice because Lawson didn’t take kindly to being asked to leave. He approached the homeowner and threatened to kill him, and that’s when he took a bullet in the crotch.
Lawson and Reed fled, but the police rounded them up quickly; Lawson was found a a hospital in Huntsville and was arrested when he came out of surgery. Reed and Lawson are 25 and 23 years old, respectively, but they look strangely aged in these booking photos. Is that a neck tat on Lawson? I hear that legitimate employers really love prison tats also.