Stick and stones may break your bones, but farting can get you shot in the head

A 72 year old Teaneck man was arrested on Monday night after allegedly threatening to shoot his neighbor in the head for farting, according to reports in The Record and The Star Ledger.

Daniel Collins threaten to shoot his 47 year old neighbor, who’s identity is being withheld because there is no evidence of the flatus, after the neighbor cut the cheese while passing Collins’s apartment door.

Collins denied pointing his finger gun at his neighbor and gave the Teaneck Police permission to search his property.  A .32 caliber revolver that matched the description the man gave was found under the front seat of Collins’ car.

Collins was charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and terroristic threats.  He was released on his own recognizance.

Posted: June 27th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Law Enforcement | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Stick and stones may break your bones, but farting can get you shot in the head”

  1. James Hogan said at 10:35 am on June 27th, 2012:

    Seems a bit of a cheap-shot against legal, responsible firearms owners.

    Aside from the angle that Farting == Funny, why not post the below type of story when they happen?
    Man stabbed during home invasion
    Illinois State Police are investigating a home invasion and stabbing Sunday in Karber’s Ridge, in rural Pope County.

    Police say a man came to the residence of Herschel D. Matheny, 82, and Jacqueline C. Hicks, 75, on Sunday morning, asking to use a phone.

    As the man received the phone, police said he stabbed Matheny in the chest and demanded money from Hicks. Hicks told the man she could get money from another room. When he allowed her to leave, she grabbed a firearm and forced the man to leave the residence.

    The Pope County Sheriff’s Department and Illinois State Police responded at 12:50 p.m.

    Matheny was flown to an Evansville, Ind., hospital and is expected to survive.

    The suspect is at large. Police said they are aggressively following leads as the investigation continues.

    For the MMM record, when I’m in the comfort of my own home, I am comforted by the fact that I am always carrying my 9mm on my hip and train with it several times a month so that my family and I will not be the victims of a home invasion, or stabbing. In fact, going one step further, I’ll also note that some fellow MMM blog readers have probably even been to my house, sat and watched sporting events, or plotted some campaign strategy, completely unaware (or just not caring) that I was even carrying at the time. Again, us legal, law-abiding armed folk just don’t want to be victims of a crime. Hopefully my alarm system signs, beware of dog signs and NRA member signs are enough of a deterrent to a would-be-home-invader; I don’t want to have to shoot any human, ever, but as men (or humans for the PC crowd), we have a responsibility and obligation to protect ourselves and our family.

    Someday, NJ will establish a Castle Doctrine and we won’t have to fear jail time for choosing to not be victims, until then, I like to think would-be-home-invaders are casing a house aside from mine.

    PS – Again, as always, if any MMM readers have never legally fired a handgun or rifle and are interested in joining me at the shooting range to learn about basic firearm safety and take some shots at paper targets, leave me an email j hogan at long branch republicans . com and we’ll make arrangements.

  2. PU said at 3:15 pm on June 28th, 2012:

    Gives new meaning to “silent but deadly.”