A Georgia Man Shot His Mother-In-Law After Bullet Ricocheted Off An Armadillo

News — April 14, 2015 at 11:10 am by


A Georgia man attempted to shoot an armadillo this past Sunday, but ended up hitting his mother-in-law. Larry McElroy, 54, fired a 9mm pistol at the animal, when the bullet bounced off of it, and proceeded to ricochet from a fence into his mother-in-law’s back. This seems like a ludicrous ploy to shoot your mother-in-law, but it seems like the story checked out for law enforcement. Well played, McElroy…

 WALB  The incident had a lot of people scratching their heads- even law enforcement. “Just the circumstances, just all the way around, the whole situation was unusual,” said Investigator Bill Smith with the Lee county Sheriff’s Office. The shooting happened Sunday night on Gosa Road.

Lee County Sheriff’s deputies said 54-year-old Larry McElroy was outside when he fired his 9 mm pistol at the armadillo. The bullet killed the animal, but also ricocheted off of it, hit a fence, went through the back door of his mother-in-law’s mobile home, through a recliner she was sitting in, and into her back. According to a report, McElroy was about 100 yards away from the home at the time. McElroy’s mother-in-law, 74-year-old Carol Johnson was fortunately not severely injured.

If nothing else, who knew an armadillo was a complete badass?

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