During the Heat of an Argument, Some People Go a Little Overboard

…trying to illustrate the whole I’m outta here/set me free technique of ending hostilities.

Police: Pa. Prison Guard Shoots Off Finger To Remove Wedding Ring

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal prison guard has been charged with shooting his own finger in a drunken attempt to remove his wedding ring during an argument with his wife at their northwestern Pennsylvania home, police said.

A criminal complaint said Bradford police were called just before 9 p.m. March 2 and were met by Alfredo Malespini III, 31, who told officers he was “trying to get rid of his wedding ring” and decided to “shoot it off.” The Bradford Era first reported the shooting on Friday.

Obviously it’s worse when you miss the point of the exercise completely…

…The gunshot badly mangled Malespini’s finger, but didn’t remove the ring, police said.

Some things were obviously just meant to be.

10 Responses to “During the Heat of an Argument, Some People Go a Little Overboard”

  1. JeffS says:

    Wow, that must have been a really disjointed argument.

  2. aelfheld says:

    What therefore God hath joined together, let not Smith & Wesson put asunder.

  3. JeffS says:

    I forgot to mention that this couple really needs to knuckle down and work on this marriage.

  4. Gunslinger says:

    I take it he didn’t have a pair of wire nippers.

  5. tree hugging sister says:

    Oh, it’s nowhere near as dramatic if you use “nippers”, for God’s sake.

  6. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Oh, I don’t know about that – depends entirely on whether he had the brains to use the nippers on the ring or not. My guess is that he would have used them on his finger…

  7. Syd B. says:

    Talk about misunderstanding the term, “give her the finger”.

  8. Kate P says:

    Talk about shooting off one’s finger to spite one’s spouse.

  9. Yojimbo says:

    Where is presti-digit-ation when you really need it?

  10. Mr. Bingley says:

    Frodo could not be reached for comment.

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