February 07, 2007

Uh, well, I have a feeling it'll be an even longer time, now.

Police: Gunman in Dothan standoff upset he wasn't sent to Iraq

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) A 19-year-old member of the Alabama National Guard was upset about not being deployed to Iraq when he took over a small medical center, and he planned to "kill everybody there" but changed his mind when he saw a child playing in the waiting room, police said.

Jason Murphy of Dothan is charged with burglary, terrorist threats and criminal mischief for the 2 1/2 hour standoff he had with police while barricaded in the PrimeCare medical center on Monday. [...]

The burglary charge is a class B felony and carries a sentence of two to 20 years of imprisonment, while the other charges are class C felonies with sentences of one to 10 years in prison. Murphy is being held in jail without bond.

Maybe it's just me, but I have a feeling there are better ways of expressing your anger.

In the immortal words of Sgt. Hulka, "Lighten up, Francis."

Posted by Terry Oglesby at February 7, 2007 11:54 AM