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Car Thief Gifted with Bullet on Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring — not even a mouse. ... When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
—A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore

christmas-tree-1856343 640Darren Weeks
Coalition to Govern America
December 30, 2018

'Twas the night before Christmas and no creature may have been stirring inside the house. But outside, at about 1:30 in the morning on the 400 block of Washington street in Aberdeen Washington, it was a different story.

A thief was attempting to treat himself to an early morning Christmas present, by stealing a man's car. Unlucky for the thief, though, the 54-year-old homeowner, in the true spirit of the season, was in a giving mood. He gave him a nice new bullet wound in the leg.

Via KBKW:

Arriving officers secured the shooter and applied a tourniquet to a 28-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Paramedics with the Aberdeen Fire Department transported the injured man to Grays Harbor Community Hospital. The 54-year-old who fired the shot told investigators that the other man was attempting to steal his vehicle and when confronted ran at the homeowner.

Via the Daily World:

After being treated and released from the hospital, the 28-year-old was booked into the Aberdeen jail under suspicion of second-degree burglary and attempted motor vehicle theft, and the shooter was not arrested.

This is one Christmas story that, indeed, had a very poetic ending.

 

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