Sunday, July 2, 2017

Darwin Award Winner: "Shoot Me in the Book (I'm Holding)"

  People do a lot of stupid things to try and achieve "fame." Here's an instance where a teenage girl was convinced by her boyfriend to shoot him so he could block the bullet with a book. Just dumb.. and fatal for him. The Darwin Awards are given, posthumously, to people who do dumb things that result in the end of their lives. This guy was a winner, sadly. 

Here's the story: 
A 19-year-old aspiring YouTube star’s boyfriend is dead after she shot him in the chest in a video stunt gone wrong (to add to their YouTube fame) , according to a criminal complaint filed on Wednesday.

Monalisa Perez, of Halstad, MN: Northwest Regional Corrections Center / AP
Norman County Sheriff Jeremy Thornton said in a statement that Monalisa Perez of Minnesota was arrested after she shot her boyfriend Pedro Ruiz III, 22, in the chest. According to court documents, she shot him with a gold Desert Eagle .50 caliber handgun — considered one of the most powerful pistols in the world — in the grass outside their home while he held up a hardcover encyclopedia to block the bullet.
Instead he's now dead. Monalisa Perez, 19, who shot Pedro Ruiz from about a foot away, was charged with second-degree manslaughter, according to court documents. She faces up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of $20,000.


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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