Huff Po – Before you cover any houses with toilet paper this Halloween, read this. A man in still Springs, Tenn., is accused of shooting a teenager multiple times after he toilet-papered a school principal’s yard. The the Times Free Press reports. Franklin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Chris Guess said suspect Dale Bryant Farris, 65, fired at least two shots, with [shotgun] pellets striking the teenager in the right foot, inner left knee, right palm, right thigh and right side of his torso above the waistline. The home being toilet-papered wasn’t Farris’. It was the residence of Huntland School principal Ken Bishop, who declined to press charges against the teen or his friends, who were allegedly involved in the prank. “We want everybody to have a good time, but we want everybody to be safe,” Guess said. “If residents believe property is being vandalized “they need to get on the phone and call law enforcement.” The Manchester Times reports that the teen who was injured declined medical treatment. Farris is charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.
In case you missed it yesterday, we discussed Mischief Night and vandalism on Halloween on the latest episode of MailTime. More or less heres how I feel about being a teenage kid and fucking up other people’s property:
Its a complete and total dickhead move, but I think its kind of a necessary, coming of age sorta thing for young guys.
I’m pushing 30 now and I think I was an absolute cocksucker for egging houses back when I was a kid. If I owned a house now and some pricks unloaded on it, I’d be fucking furious. But I dunno man, I just feel like that was something I had to do back then. Like Chip says sometimes you gotta race.
Anyway when I was in 8th or 9th grade a friend of mine more or less got kidnapped by some dude after we unloaded a dozen Eggland’s Best on his house. Everyone in the crew ran except somehow my one friend got punched in the face and dragged by the collar up the block back to this guy’s house. We didn’t live south of the Mason Dixon line so nobody ended up getting blasted with a shotgun. Just some good old fashioned child abuse and abduction of an asshole kid who was vandalizing your property. But if you’re gonna terrorize the neighborhood in Tennessee you gotta be prepared to take fire from shotgun pellets. Its all part of the territory when you choose to participate in Mischief Night
Fast forward to 1:02:00 for the Mischief Night discussion: