This is a perfect story to break out one of Hognose’s favorite sayings. “Think of it as evolution in action”.
Police in Tennessee are investigating after a man was shot and killed Friday night during a robbery “prank” for a YouTube video.
Have you ever seen the Clint Eastwood film, Gran Torino? There is a line from that movie that applies here. “Ever notice every once in a while you run across some one you shouldn’t have fucked with?” The wanna be youtube celebrity ran across just that kind of person.
Nashville police responded to the parking lot of an Urban Air indoor trampoline park at 9:25 p.m., where David Starnes Jr., 23, admitted to shooting 20-year-old Timothy Wilks, according to a news release from the police.
Witnesses told detectives that Wilks and a friend were participating in a “prank” robbery as part of a YouTube video when they approached a group of people, including Starnes, with butcher knives. Starnes said he was unaware of the prank and shot Wilks to defend himself and the people he was with.
Who can read that and say they wouldn’t have reacted similarly ? I wonder how much of a “prank ” it really was. I would think once they gun came out, most people would have tried to toss down the knives or ran. Either way, he made the mistake of thinking everyone is a harmless, mindless moron that would cower in fear at the sight of a knife. Everyone reading this already knows how dangerous a nutcase with a knife can be within any distance you would have someone pull at knife on you, even if you have the gun. The CCW holder reacted in a prudent and reasonable manner in my opinion based only on the info released.
No one has been charged in Wilks’ death. And no one should be. If anything the pranksters in on it should be charged with getting the dimbulb killed since they have no one to blame but themselves for his death.