The Dangers of Yard Signs

>> Saturday, November 1, 2008

Things are getting crazy in ohio

Authorities in northeast Ohio say a teenager was shot and wounded by a man who said he wanted to stop the boy and another from taking his John McCain yard sign.

Warren Township police Lt. Don Bishop said 50-year-old Kenneth Rowles told officers he got out a .22-caliber rifle Saturday afternoon to fire warning shots, not hurt anyone.

Rowles pleaded not guilty Monday to felonious assault. A preliminary hearing was set for Nov. 4, Election Day.

Bishop said 17-year-old Kyree Flowers was shot in the right arm and was treated at a hospital.

Police said two shots hit a van the other teen was driving.

Deadly force to protect a yard sign? Look, the people out there who are electrifying yard signs and shooting at people who take them need to calm down. Does someone really need to die or be seriously injured over this stuff? This guy was lucky in a way, if the youths had been armed they might have been justified in returning fire if they believed themselves to be under immediate threat of death or serious injury.

If someone steals your yard sign, let it go. Or do this,


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