Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Christie Files

Christy-Files

Christie Files (above) called the Jacksonville, Florida sheriff Sunday night after her stepson, Bryan Layfield, had been shot and killed. She told the local 5-O that she’d seen two unidentified suspects hopping her back fence after she heard the gunshot. Upon further investigation, however, constables found a bloody .22 rifle stashed in Files’ attic. It didn’t take much longer to determine that, in fact, Layfield had accidentally been shot inside the home . . .

While the the article at news4jax.com studiously avoids saying exactly who shot Master Layfield, it seems a safe bet that Ms. Files (who apparently is no relation to Packers linebacker Clay Matthews) pulled the trigger.

Police have not released a report on the shooting itself. Other than a preliminary statement given at the scene Sunday night, the Sheriff’s Office has only said: “This is an active homicide investigation. The victim did not shoot himself.”

Like her husband, the late Bryan’s father, Files is currently an all-expenses-paid guest of Jacksonville’s taxpayers where she’s been charged with tampering with evidence. You don’t have to be Nostradamus to see the possibility of a manslaughter charge in her future, too. In any case, we sincerely hope she doesn’t stash the IGOTD trophy she’s about to receive in her attic. It may be all she has to fend off real bad guys should she make bail.

[h/t David P.]

comments

  1. avatar Old Ben turning in grave says:

    That’s a woman?

    [obligatory]

    1. avatar TheBear says:

      +1

      1. avatar DJ9 says:

        Name sounds like an exotic dancer in a machine shop or I.T. department.

        Photo quickly dispels that notion.

    2. avatar Ralph says:

      Yes, a scary-looking woman.

      1. avatar Mark N. says:

        Are you sure she’s not related to Clay Matthews?

        1. avatar Ralph says:

          She looks like she could kick Clay Matthews’ @ss.

        2. Every time I see an Asian in the news with the last name Lee, I ask myself, is he related to Sean Lee?

        3. avatar Johnny says:

          Looks like she might have a touch of Jack Elam there.

        4. avatar Big Mich says:

          More like a touch of Jack the Ripper…. ; )

      2. avatar TheBear says:

        “FOLLOW THEM SIZE 5s!”

        1. avatar Dave R says:

          DOES sort of remind of Mama Fratelli…

        2. avatar Carry.45 says:

          Good goonies reference!

    3. avatar Sian says:

      Looks like an East-German hospital orderly.

    4. avatar JasonM says:

      Post-op maybe?

      1. avatar Gunr says:

        Yeah, that beats the hell out of Pre op

    5. avatar Jus Bill says:

      Does she do Sumo? What rank is she?

  2. avatar OakRiver says:

    1) Florida, why am I not surprised
    2) She had .22 and wasted one?

    1. avatar Taylor TX says:

      I feel kind of bad I laughed at that .22 comment 🙂

    2. avatar neiowa says:

      Found some at Cabelas this morning. Like seeing a unicorn or winning the lottery.

      A nice pheasant rooster flew across the highway in front of me about 15min earlier (today in Iowa about the same %).

      1. avatar JoelT says:

        I see .22lr so often, I pass on it, because I know there will likely be some there tomorrow if I need it. My local Academy has a very steady supply, and I can ususally get 500rd packs. Cabelas less so, but I still see it often enough.

  3. avatar Ralph says:

    “Files (pictured in booking photo) admitted that Layfield was shot accidentally inside the home.”

    Talk about your passively-constructed confession of the day.

  4. avatar Piet Padkos says:

    You kept misspelling he with she.

    “Like his husband, the late Bryan’s father, Files is currently an all-expenses-paid guest of
    Jacksonville’s taxpayers where he’s been charged with tampering with evidence.”

    FIFY

    1. avatar Don says:

      Inquiring minds want to know, and the husband is in there why?

      1. avatar Piet Padkos says:

        The report just says “unrelated charges” and I can’t find his real name for a search.
        My Google-fu has failed me!

      2. avatar JasonM says:

        Did you see the mugshot up top? Jail is like a vacation for him.

  5. avatar tfunk says:

    This sucks, I feel sorry for the teen. My condolences to his family.

    But I have to say, the Clay Matthews reference was epic

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Yup. I snorted at the reference.

  6. avatar Bob Wall says:

    “In any case, we sincerely hope she doesn’t stash the IGOTD trophy she’s about to receive in her attic. It may be all she has to fend off real bad guys should she make bail.”

    If it’s got a smooth shape, it might be “keister”able. In the alternative, how many batteries does it take?

    1. avatar JasonM says:

      Why would she put her trophy there? That place is for smuggling pistols into prison.

  7. avatar Gunr says:

    I’ll bet she’s got everything a man would want! Combat boots, mustache, hair on her chest, leather skivvies, everything!

  8. avatar mike says:

    Chalk up yet another one for the lowly 22.

  9. avatar Joel says:

    I can’t believe the cops didn’t shoot her on sight because, y’know, cops are known for shooting scary looking dogs.

  10. avatar former water walker says:

    Yikes! Big scary mom…er stepmom.

  11. avatar Pencotron says:

    GO PACK GO !!!

  12. avatar Ralph says:

    I thought that Christie Files had something to do with investigating lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.

  13. avatar Jay1987 says:

    She looks like the sasquatch that ate Clay Matthews then got a wax in the Packers Training room.

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