Saturday, July 26, 2008

Lawn mowing, revisited

Police say man shot lawn mower that wouldn't start

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 56-year-old Milwaukee man is accused of shooting his lawn mower because it wouldn't start.
Keith Walendowski has been charged with felony possession of a short-barreled shotgun or rifle and misdemeanor disorderly conduct while armed.
According to the criminal complaint, Walendowski says he was angry because his Lawn Boy wouldn't start Wednesday morning. He told police: "I can do that, it's my lawn mower and my yard so I can shoot it if I want."
A woman who lives at Walendowski's house reported the incident. She says he was intoxicated. Walendowski could face up to an $11,000 fine and six years and three months in prison if convicted.
A call to Walendowski's home went unanswered Friday.
Do you suppose he's related to this guy? (And no, this isn't a picture of the real guy, but I was certainly surprised to find this! By the socks and a bowler hat! DB, that was for you!)
The woman who lives with the lawn mower shooting guy says that he was intoxicated. Gee, do you think?
What prompts people, when intoxicated, to either want to get publicly naked or want to shoot things? Sometimes they do both. I've imbibed my share, but I've never considered either option as appropriate or viable.
And what do these guys have against lawn mowers, anyway?


dbdacoba said...

I'm on Walendowski's side in this.  If the damn moser is going to be an ornery, prudish pest just because it smells liquor on poor Walendowski's breath, then he has a perfect right to take it to task and if it takes a few bullet wounds to teach the ltittle bastard a lesson then more power to Mr W.  I say.  After all it is his lawn mower, his yard, his gun and his bottle of hooch, if he wants to make a jackass out of himself in front of his significant other or whoever she is, he has a perfect American red white and blue right to do it.

Of course, if he'd been wearning his sandels and his dog collar the mower probably would have started.

lurkynat said...

lol! wow that is errie!
he was in error Beth but why have him incarcerated for years for shooting his own vehicle?

eml625 said...

And they New Yorker's are crazy !!

Be well

shrbrisc said...

I wouldn't of wasted a good bullet lol I bet there are twins lol

aimer said...

I'm with you. I can't say that I'm unfamiliar with liquor, but I can say that I've never been moved by it to get publicly naked or shoot anything. Privately naked, perhaps, but never publicly.--Sheria

garnett109 said...

Thanks for stopping by my journal and thank you for the congrats

indigosunmoon said...

Oh how sad.  That poor lawnmower.

tsalagiman1 said...

This world sure takes all kinds.  Just a little sample of what police have to put up with daily, although I'm sure this has turned into quite a joke among local law enforcement there.  This guy will never live this one down!


queeniemart said...

thank goodness that dumb drunk shot the lawn mower and not the woman.

ziggy2315 said...

I think this man seriously needs to take some anger management courses. First a lawnmower --- then what next?

rdautumnsage said...

I'm with Ellen on this one "and they say NYer's are crazy"...we're a strange lot but we at least don't do the hillbilly lawnmower ritual when the mood strikes. (Hugs)Indigo

specialadyfink said...

Sheesh-talk about the hot seat,LOL

jmoqueen said...

LOL You can't help but laugh at how stupid people can be can you??