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Old 03-30-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
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rather than the two in the bush it was a meth head in the bush but the shooter is no winner either. win-win for colorado

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Man sentenced after accidentally shooting woman's mohawk he mistook for bird

Published March 30, 2012 | FoxNews.com

A Colorado man was sentenced to five years' probation after accidentally shooting a woman whose red mohawk he mistook for a fowl that had been harassing his cats.

Derrill Rockwell, 49, told police that he grabbed his .22-caliber rifle and set out from his home Oct. 5 to fire at the bird after spotting it at the top of a hill about 90 feet away, the Daily Sentinel reported Friday.

"His intent was to spook it away," Deputy District Attorney Jason Conley told District Judge Richard Gurley on Friday, according to the newspaper.

But after shooting at the bird, the man said he noticed it didn't fly away and he reported hearing a woman moaning in pain.

Rockwell soon discovered that he had shot a 23-year-old woman in the head, mistaking her red mohawk for the menacing bird.

Conley reportedly told the judge that the woman may have passed out from alcohol before being shot. Police officers also found a bag of suspected methamphetamine near where she was shot.

The woman survived the shooting, but has since moved from Colorado and could not be reached by the newspaper Friday.

Rockwell was sentenced to serve five years probation after pleading guilty to felony possession of a weapon by a prior offender, the newspaper reported.

"In 15 years in law enforcement, this was one of the more interesting cases I’ve worked," Grand Junction Police Department detective Sean Crocker told the judge, according to the newspaper.


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Old 03-30-2012, 10:39 PM   #2
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Sign #37 that your hair is just too weird for your neighborhood: You take fire from people who think you are a bird or sasquatch.



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I wonder what red bird had been harrassing his cats?

Pretty interesting story.

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Lmao!!!!!!

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We need to save this story for the NEXT person that asks about choosing a .22 pistol as their self defense weapon.

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We need to save this story for the NEXT person that asks about choosing a .22 pistol as their self defense weapon.
It sure didn't have 'stopping power'.
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It sure didn't have 'stopping power'.
Well, let's not hold it against the caliber. He did, after all, put the bullet in a druggies head, and that has more vacancies than a Motel 6 on a weeknight.
It's obvious there was no vital organs to hit.
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Hmm...I thought it was illegal to shoot mo-hawks. Guess I need to brush up on my hunting laws. Lol

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Hmm...I thought it was illegal to shoot mo-hawks. Guess I need to brush up on my hunting laws. Lol
well he exceeded his limit since he got arrested for it
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Ahh those damn bag limits will get you every time. Lol



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