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The manager of the Best Maid Cookie Company’s plant in River Falls, Wisc., went bird hunting — inside the factory. He spotted one in the rafters, got on the floor, aimed, and fired his rifle loaded with bird shot. He missed the bird, but allegedly hit an employee in the back of the head. The unnamed manager said later he didn’t know he had hit anyone, and that’s why he walked away. The injured employee says he kept working for about an hour, since he wasn’t allowed to leave his machine unattended, and then reported the incident to the police. The manager has been charged with negligent handling of a dangerous weapon. (RC/River Falls Journal) ...Caution: the white glaze on your favorite cookie may not be icing.
Original Publication Date: 27 February 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.
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