Only In Texas
The Houston Herald, Houston, Texas
Last thursday night around midnight a woman from Houston, Texas was arrested, jailed and charged with manslaughter for shooting a man 6 times in the back as he was running away with her purse.
The following monday morning, the woman was called in front of the arraignment judge, sworn in, and asked to explain her actions.
The woman replied, "I was standing at the corner bus stop for about 15 minutes, waiting for the bus to take me home after work. I am a waitress at a local cafe...
I was there alone, so I had my right hand on my pistol, that was in my purse, that was hung over my left shoulder.
All of a sudden I was being spun around hard to my left. As I caught my balance, I saw a man running away from me with my purse.
I looked down at my right hand and I saw that my fingers were wrapped tightly around my pistol. The next thing i remember is saying out loud, "No way punk! You're not stealing my pay check and tips".
I raised my right hand, pointed my pistol at the man running away from me with my purse, and squeezed the trigger of my pistol 6 times!
When asked by the arraignment judge, "Why did you shoot the man 6 times"?
The woman replied under oath, "because, when i pulled the trigger of my pistol the 7th time, it only went click".
The woman was acquitted of all charges and she was back at work, at the cafe, the next day!