Sometimes you have to do something that’s counterintuitive to accomplish your goals in life. Kinda like fighting a forest fire, for instance. Sometimes crews will actually set another fire to stop a bigger, uncontrolled blaze. We don’t know if Danny Way has had any experience fighting forest fires in the great northwest, but that’s sort of what he did yesterday when he was annoyed by the racket coming from a couple of rambunctious kids playing outside his trailer in Medford, Oregon. He must have figured, since sound was the problem, it would take a little more to quiet the noisy little nippers. So out came the 9mm handgun . . .
What better way to shut up a pair of screechy brats than sending a couple of rounds over their heads from close range? Well, that was Way’s way, anyway.
During the investigation, officers learned Way had become angry at the noise two children, ages 9 and 14, were making while they played outside.
Way came out of his trailer with his gun, a 9 mm pistol, and fired two shots over the children’s heads from about 10 feet away. Both took off running. Neither was injured.
Danny’s now facing menacing, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and unlawful use of a weapon charges. The real bummer: he may not find things much quieter in the county jail than he did in his trailer. At least he’ll be able to look forward to the pride of ownership that comes from knowing our IGOTD award is waiting for him when he finally manages to make it back home. [h/t Tyler Kee]