The men shot each other with a .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle, police said.
I know you don’t need me to tell you this, but this happened in Arkansas. The two men who drank all night, pulled out a bullet proof vest, and took turns shooting each other were from Arkansas. Just a couple good ol’ boys, never meaning no harm. But harm is exactly what they got when one of their neighbors became reasonably unhappy when she saw two drunken men firing “50 to 100 shots” recklessly next door. The cops showed up to the hospital where one man went to be treated for an injury, and the initial story he told was a doozy.
Ferris claimed an “asset” had paid him $200 for protection. He said the pair met another man at around 10 p.m. and ended up in a gunfight. The 50-year-old told the deputy he was hit multiple times but returned shots and fled in a car.
When lying to the police, do not keep it simple. You always want to give a really extravagant story that makes you seem like a bad-ass. And this was textbook. He said the injury he was checking into the hospital for was because he was being paid to protect someone, got shot, returned his own shots, and fled off. Instead of just admitting to what I would consider not a crime, he made up a story that is 100% a crime. Classic Arkansas.
Unfortunately, the man’s wife told a different story, and the investigators came calling. This time, the guy came clean with truly an all-time story.
He confirmed they were drinking and playing with a bullet-resistant vest. After asking Hicks to shoot him, he was hit in the chest with a .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle, leaving the mark.
I love this. I’ve never been an illiterate, toothless hick from the South. But I like to imagine that this was just a slow Saturday night in Fayetteville. Nothing special here…just the southern version of the Dude Where’s My Car “Dude, Sweeeet” scene.
Except, obviously Arkansas natives can’t afford tattoos or read, so they just took turns shooting each other instead. But I guess I am a little lost as to what part of this is illegal? Two grown men drinking beer is as American as apple pie. The fact that this happened on a Monday night is a little frightening, but it’s well within the rules. So willingly putting on a bullet proof vest, at their own home, and shooting each other is against the law? Sounds more like natural selection to me.