Skip to comments.Wisconsin man charged with shooting kids who tossed snowballs at car
Posted on 02/19/2020 1:22:01 AM PST by Enterprise
A Milwaukee man was charged Sunday with shooting two kids who threw snowballs at his car last month.
William Carson, 24, faces two counts of first-degree reckless injury and five counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, all felonies.
Several children were playing in the snow on Jan. 4 when they began lobbing snowballs at passing cars, prosecutors said. The driver of one vehicle that was struck got out and began firing a handgun as the kids ran away.
A 13-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl were hit in the thigh and forearm, authorities said. A third child was grazed by a bullet.
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Lock him up.
Throw away the key.
Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean that really got out of hand fast...
At least no one threw a trident.
When I was a kid we used to put rocks in the middle of the snowball. Dumb stuff.
Black man firing on children? That would explain why attempted murder was not charged. The guy should be put away for life.
Throwing objects at moving vehicles is also be a felony.
Suprised that no one has said, “Never take a snowball to a gun fight.”
“Carson told authorities he purchased the weapon for self-defense 11 days before the shooting,...”
Only red tagged Rats get thru.
We used to get chased by angry drivers after pelting them with snowballs that had rocks inside. When it was not winter we threw water soaked pinecones. One time we hid in the bushes next to the road we had thrown into and the driver got out and started throwing huge boulders into the spot we were hiding. We didn’t move but were terrified. One rock almost crushed my brothers skull landing inches from him. We remained put, until we heard him tell his friend “Get the gun Butch”. We came out immediately he drove us home to our house and told my dad the story leaving out the boulders and the gun comment. We got a whooping. Scary. We were stupid. He was stupid. If he had killed one of us... well, it’s just stupid all around. We never did that sort of thing again.
I’m surprised he hasn’t gone missing. He will shoot children again someday.
David brought a rock to a sword fight, and that turned out pretty well...
When I lived in the Philippines, we used to fire our slingshots at the buses, and got chased into the jungle more than once.
One time, we had crawled down into a storm drain (The kind you used to see more often, the narrow rectangular opening in a curb, an adult couldn’t get in, but a skinny ten year old kid could) and were firing our slingshots through the opening as the bus went by, and the Filipino man driving the bus stopped the bus and stood there, trapping us inside. (He had apparently seen one of our arms come out of the opening)
We where huddled, backs pressed against the wall so he couldn’t see us, as he threatened to call the Shore Patrol. Thank goodness there were no cell phones in that day, because we were trapped like rats.
Finally, my little brother who was much smaller than us crawled through the drain that went under the road and drained out into the jungle on the other side, and popped up telling the bus driver that we weren’t there, that he saw us run away into the jungle, so the bus driver left.
We were definitely stupid little sh*** who deserved a paddling for that. But kids are stupid. Sometimes, they have to learn the hard way.
Sigh. Kids can be really, really stupid. I am glad I got wiser in spite of my lack of common sense and frank stupidity and made it to adulthood intact, both spiritually and physically.
Some kids don’t. They do stupid things and get killed or injured, or get someone else hurt and they live their lives with that.
Except that he still needed a sword to finish the job.
He got disrespected by those kids.
What else was he supposed to do?
When I was 12, a friend and I were hitting cars with snowballs from atop a garage near an intersection.
Not knowing the driver, one car we hit was the town tough-guy and brawler. Had been to jail for assault, etc... The guy chased us for 45 minutes, in and out of yards, screeching his tires down streets, etc... I felt like I was in the movie Terminator.
Legal gun owner????
That’s not extreme or insane or anything.
My friends and I had a spot where we could quickly retreat into this thicket which we knew like the back of our hand. With the head start we would get and the darkness, once we were in that thicket, it would have taken dogs or thermal imaging or night vision googles to catch us. Or so we thought.
One night we pelted a car of a neighbor. We didn't recognize this car as our neighbor's or we would have let it go. We did this for all our neighbors but particularly, the Chaney's because nobody messed with the Chaney's. Rather than stopping on the road and beginning a fruitless chase of us into the thicket, the driver continued on, circled around behind us, and came through the thicket the other way on foot. This guy was a Chaney and about 10 years older than us but had grown up in the neighborhood and knew that thicket as well as us. Fortunately, he was dating my friend's older sister so we got off with a warning and a good scare. Snowballing cars lost its appeal after that.
yep. just as expected.
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