Saturday, December 08, 2007

War on Christmas: First Blood

Down in Florida, some of Glenn Reynolds' relatives celebrate the holidays in style:

A Winter Haven man was arrested late Thursday after he allegedly ran over his neighbor's Christmas decorations and then shot the neighbor, the Polk County Sheriff's Office reported.

Matthew P. Lankford, 25, of Country Walk Lane, faces one count of attempted murder in the shooting of Douglas Sheldon.

A Sheriff's Office report said Sheldon was parking his truck in his yard when he got in some type of an argument with Lankford's sister, Audra Lankford.

Audra Lankford was upset and called her brother. On his way home, the report said, Matthew Lankford drove through Sheldon's yard and ran over his Christmas decorations. It is rumored that a snowman was decapitated.

Sheldon then ran to Lankford's home, where an argument ensued between the men and several other people.

Witnesses told deputies Lankford got a 45-caliber handgun and shot Sheldon in the left arm and abdomen.

Robert Spencer and Pamela Oshry are demanding an investigation into whether the beheading was the work of an Al-Qaeda sleeper cell.

(More here, including comments by a pro-Lankford character witness.)

Update: I suspect this happened because Country Walk Lane was a "gun-free" zone.

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