You can probably imagine how a love triangle could devolve into a volatile situation. No one likes to share in that department and it’s easy for feelings to get hurt. Rarely does someone like Rick decide to be magnanimous and step aside while Ilsa and Victor Laszlo fly off into the sunset. Or the fog. In any case, it didn’t go nearly as well when James Szczuka of west Knox County, TN woke up to find someone else sleeping with his girlfriend…
Things might not have been a bed of roses to begin with in this little May-September romance considering the two already slept in separate bedrooms.
Homeowner James Szczuka, 49, told detectives he awoke this morning and went into the bedroom of his 24-year-old girlfriend, Dena Harris, where he found the man asleep in bed with her, (sherriff’s office spokeswoman Martha) Dooley said.
Szczuka told authorities the man became aggressive and threatening when he woke him up. The man allegedly refused to leave.
Szczuka grabbed a .40-caliber handgun, which he has a permit for, and shot the man when he allegedly “came at him,” according to Dooley.
The cops were called and found the unnamed leaking lothario already dead with a number of gunshot wounds.
An autopsy is expected to be performed on the victim Friday morning to determine the exact cause of death…
I’ve got a twenty that says he died of multiple gunshot wounds. Do I have any takers?
Let this be a lesson to you kids out there. If you’re unfortunate enough to be caught in bed with another person’s lover – in their own home, no less – etiquette, not to mention good sense, dictates that the right move is not to get on your high horse and challenge the jilted lover. No, best to make a discreet exit as quickly as possible before the jiltee has time to realize how hurt he really is and decide to do something about it.
And if you are going to engage in some predictably risky behavior and sleep with another man’s girl, do what any self-respecting homewrecker would do and pop for a hotel room, OK?