I’m from Rhode Island where there’s always a story behind the story. Here’s a tale from Apopka, Florida – the Indoor Foliage Capital of the World and birthplace of disgraced NFL defensive lineman Warren Sapp – that raises more questions than it answers. But one thing we know for sure: pointing a shotgun at someone to break up a bad relationship is never a good idea – unless the pointee is an imminent threat of death or grievous bodily harm. (Trust me, it happens.) Feel free to speculate after this all-too-brief description from orlandosentinel.com . . .
When the teenager arrived at his girlfriend’s Apopka home around 4 p.m., he saw two men — his girlfriend’s stepfather and her stepfather’s friend — each with a shotgun, according to Orange County Sheriff’s Office. The dauntless teen [!] pulled the barrel of the gun to his face and said he was not scared, according to deputies.
50-year-old Alvin Gene Knight, charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, was set to bond out of Orange County jail on Monday morning.
That’s when the stepfather, 50-year-old Alvin Gene Knight, pulled the trigger, deputies said.
The teen was grazed on the face by the shot and transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Knight will be charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, according to OCSO spokesman Paul Hopkins.
Acccording to court records, Knight has a criminal history that includes convictions for burglary, assault, various drug offenses and driving violations.
You know all those jokes about threatening your daughter’s boyfriends with a shotgun? It’s a joke. Unless, as I said above, it isn’t.