Let’s get this out of the way: Ooltewah is a town in southern Tennessee, not a sound a Samurai makes when he stubs his toe. A town of some 687 souls — go Owls! — its most famous resident is Maci Bookout of the MTV show Teen Mom. And just in case you thought being a teen Mom was irresponsible, a neighbor put Ms. Bookout to shame . . .
At approximately 4:20 a.m., the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office responded to Blanche Road for the report of a person shot.
When authorities arrived, it was found that the husband had been sleeping in the bedroom and was awakened by his wife who had been downstairs in the kitchen working.
When the wife returned to the bedroom the husband was awoken, startled, and accidentally fired his weapon believing she was an intruder.
Fortunately, the bullet grazed the wife’s ear and caused no serious injury.
As a man who’s been divorced twice, I’m not sure I’d take that account at face value (so to speak). If nothing else, I’d check the couple’s insurance policy.
Still, the incident teaches us a valuable lesson: know your target and what’s beyond it. That said, and not to go all existential, can anyone really know someone else? Just a thought.