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After Mark Alan Garrett, 45, was found shotgunned to death inside his Cordova, S.C., home, police were able to figure out that Garrett had shot himself — accidentally — when he was caught by his own “security” system. “There was a gun cabinet that was secured but that if the door was opened beyond a certain point, a weapon in the case would fire,” said Orangeburg County Coroner Samuetta Marshall. So what happened? “The door was opened beyond that point.” (RC/Orangeburg Times and Democrat) ...And I’ll bet she said that with a straight face, too.
Original Publication Date: 17 April 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.
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