A man from New Zealand flew to the United States with the intent of attacking a teenage girl. Not surprisingly he received the hospitality for which Americans are famous:
Troy George Skinner, 25, was shot in the neck by the girl’s mother after smashing his way through a glass door.
Goochland County Sheriff James Agnew said the man was also armed with a knife, duct tape and pepper spray.
He travelled over 8,500 miles (13,500km) after the girl stopped speaking to him online, police say.
Welcome to America, asshole.
As with most humans, I enjoy stories where characters get their comeuppance. If gun control advocates had their way, it’s likely this story would have been far different. While Skinner probably wouldn’t have gotten away with his crime, there would have been a far higher chance that he would have succeeded in perpetrating his attack. As somebody who enjoys reading stories about assholes like this being shot before they can perpetrate a violent crime, I’m glad gun control advocates haven’t gotten their way.