02 March 2007

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (104)

This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of the Associated Press (from Thursday, March 1; link good at time of posting):
A man was shot in the hand by his own grandfather when he broke into the older man's home to steal beer and liquor, police said.

Darin D'Marcus Thompson, 18, of Camp Hill, was charged Wednesday with breaking into the home early Tuesday morning. Police said the grandfather, Herbert Miller, did not realize he had shot his own grandson until authorities told him who the intruder was.

Thompson broke in through a basement window and was going through a liquor cabinet when the noise alerted Miller, according to a court affidavit. Miller pursued Thompson into a darkened garage, then shot him, authorities said.

Thompson fled the home and sought treatment at a hospital, at first claiming he was the victim of a drive-by shooting, police said. He later confessed, according to police.

Thompson was charged with burglary, trespassing, attempted theft and criminal mischief.

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