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OK, figure this one out

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Colin Dunlap, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Colin Dunlap

    Colin Dunlap Member

    I have been trying like hell to picture this one in my mind. It was on Breaking News on our paper's site today, I must have read it 10 times and can't figure it out.
    Honestly, any idea/theory/thoughts on this strange occurrence?
    Just seems tremendously weird.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10199/1073671-100.stm


    Motorcyclist hits deer, then kills himself
    Sunday, July 18, 2010
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    A Westmoreland County man struck a deer while on his motorcycle and then fatally shot himself in the head, according to state police.

    William M. Amos, 47, of Export, died Friday around 1 a.m. on Route 819 in Salem.

    Authorities initially thought Mr. Amos, who was not wearing a helmet, died from crash-related injuries.

    But police discovered a pistol at the scene, and an autopsy later confirmed that Mr. Amos died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound of the head, according to a state police news release today.

    The troopers investigating the case were not available for comment.

    Investigators were awaiting toxicology results before closing the case.
     
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Death by deer? The gun was just the backup plan?
     
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Guess he was overcome by guilt after killing Bambi.
     
  4. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Either that or maybe he was so badly injured and he knew it that he wanted to put himself out of his misery
     
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Did the deer shoot him before he expired?
     
  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Was the deer carcass found at the scene or did it run away? The deer could have shot the guy and then planted the gun. They're sneaky bastards -- and they're pissed about the whole "hunting" thing.
     
  7. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    #fearthedeer
     
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Sounds like a Stephen King story.
     
  9. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    I got it -- he figured if they took him to the hospital he'd be put in a room with someon who was watching the British Open and he decided he'd rather shoot himself than be forced to watch that junk......[\crossthread]
     
  10. Tragic story. I'm sure, as zagoshe said, he felt he needed to put himself out of the pain. I had a friend last year who was riding his Vespa scooter at 11 a.m. - when deer usually are not out and about - and one jumped out and crashed into him. He died on the scene.

    Still, reading the story in the post reminded me of this:

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  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Russians don't take a dump without a plan.
     
  12. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    Could he have been so messed up that he thought he hit and killed a person? If this were a CSI episode, that might be the answer.
     
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