Skip to comments.Largo Teen Who Shot Himself Playing Russian Roulette Dies
Posted on 07/02/2012 8:18:35 PM PDT by Beave Meister
LARGO | Surrounded by teenage friends on the back porch of his house, Thorin Montgomery was first up in a contest of Russian roulette.
Right away, the .38-caliber revolver fired its round. Badly wounded, the 17-year old was rushed to the hospital Friday night. Keeping vigil, friends wrote wishes online that he might summon some sort of inner strength and pull through.
But he died around 3 a.m. Sunday at Bayfront Medical Center. And friends who now dedicated Web posts to his memory struggled to reconcile how the teen with a bright smile and happy demeanor could be dead.
"Truly blessed to have been such amazing friends with you Thorin rest your soul in paradise," wrote one.
Deaths and injuries from the act of bravado putting a bullet in the chamber, spinning it, pointing it at your head and pulling the trigger to see if it goes off are uncommon in Florida, but not unheard of. An expert who has studied the phenomenon suggests it's one way young men and the victims are almost always young men seek the rush of a thrill.
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Darwin wins again.
Stupid people should never pick up a gun.
I'm sure everyone was stunned. This NEVER happens in the movies...
You can’t fix stupid.
First up. First out.
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. At 17 I had been shooting for years and had no doubt my guns, and my father’s, could kill me if misused in such a stupid way.
What a fun game! Can we play online?
Why in hell would you even consider it unless satan had blocked your thinking self...
Years ago, a male student at my high school died playing Russian Roulette, don’t remember his name.
Don't think so.
I’m sure that they will praise the kid at his funeral and blame it on someone else. The parents will form a non-profit organization to educate the entire US on the dangers of firearms and try to deflect any criticism of their parenting skills. The guilt and blame will be redirected to the unidentified “them”.
I’ve always associated males with Russian roulette. Has anyone ever read about a girl being that stupid? I suppose they have but I imagine it’s rare.
One thing good about the gene pool, it’s self-cleaning.
Does that mean Thorin won or lost? I guess I don’t know the rules of that game too well.
♪ Well she starved her self to death, with no brother to stop her ♫
♪ so let's remember her now with a special TV offer ♪
Meets all of the qualifications.
So how are the Darwin Awards actually determined?
Nominees significantly improve the gene pool by eliminating themselves from the human race in an obviously stupid way. They are self-selected examples of the dangers inherent in a lack of common sense, and all human races, cultures, and socioeconomic groups are eligible to compete. Actual winners must meet the following criteria:
Out of the gene pool: dead or sterile.
Astounding misapplication of judgment.
Cause one's own demise.
Capable of sound judgment.
The event must be true.
I believe we have a winner.
That party wasn’t a dud.
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