September 17, 2016 started just like any other day, other than the fact that I almost killed a man hiding in my shed. Oh and the fact that I had to get up early on a weekend to get ready for an all day event.
I needed to find my canopy and ice chests. I had a feeling they were in the shed outside.
Since it was early morning and a weekend, I decided to just head to the shed in my robe. I mean who is going to be up to see me anyway!?
Before I go further, I just want to remind everyone I am from Texas (and live here) and yes I do own a gun and I do carry.
As I was saying, it was mostly dark still (the sun was just starting to peak it’s head up). There was just enough light for me to see well enough to get what I need. Mind you, there is no light inside our shed (although, that is on our to-do list,) With the doors open, you can see inside just fine.
I opened the door and see a very large (tall) man hiding in the shadows to my left. From what I could see he was wearing dark colored clothing and appeared to be holding something.
My instinct was to reach for my gun and blow his face off. As I reached for my gun, I realized I was in my robe and did not have it on me. Without hesitation, I balled up my fist and knocked his butt to the ground. Oddly enough, the thud I expected to hear as he hit the ground wasn’t as loud as I thought it might be.
As he fell to the ground, the morning sun illuminated part of his face. His face was mangled and badly damaged and oddly enough there was also a hockey mask lying near him.
It was then that I realized who I hit (and why my hand didn’t hurt). It was our 6′ 4″ Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th) Halloween prop (he actually moves and speaks, well he did anyway before the movers got ahold of him this last time and broke him.)
Yes, folks I punched a Halloween prop in the face and if I had my gun would have shot him.
Keep in mind when I took the picture below that it was in bright sun, this incident occurred around sunrise when there was not this much light!
I can only assume I would have shot him as I know I would have told him repeatedly to move and get on the ground. I would assume that when he wouldn’t have listened (you know since he was a prop) it would have led me to fear for my life, shoot him, then try to explain to the cops why I shot a “doll” and try to explain to my husband why his favorite Halloween prop now had a hole in his head.
So, I guess it turns out that it was a good thing that I only had my robe on!
Of course, I went onto Facebook and posted a blurb about what just transpired. Glad my friends and family got a good laugh out of it!