Monday, March 29, 2010

"Man shoots at lovers in his garage"

This sounds weirder than it actually is. I think.

A man spent his birthday in Bexar County Jail after he was suspected of shooting a man he found involved in a sexual act in his garage over the weekend.

William Moore, who turned 72 on Sunday, is being held on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A judge set bail at $50,000.

San Antonio police said Moore reportedly awoke around 2 a.m. Saturday to noises coming from his garage in the 6800 block of Blue Ash Drive. He opened the garage and discovered a woman engaged in oral sex with Todd Harrison, 38, according to a police department incident report.

Moore allows Harrison to visit a woman who lives in his garage until midnight, but police said Harrison was unwelcome when Moore found the couple romantically involved.

(from the Express-News)

When I first saw this headline and the lead paragraph, I thought that the people had broken into the man's garage in order to have sex, and I thought, What a strange place to get it on. Then I see that the man was letting out the garage to the woman, and she was having her boyfriend over. When the old man found out they were engaging in hanky-panky under his roof, he told the other guy to cut it out. When he caught them doing it again, that's when he got his shotgun, apparently just for intimidation. The actual shooting appears to be an accident as the younger man just suffered some birdshot to the hand.

OK, it's still weird, but not as weird as I thought it was going to be.


Dave said...

I'm still scratching my head over this one. Was the unnamed woman his daughter? Was she an occasional hook-up who happened to stay in his garage? Was the garage converted into a room (or motel), or was it no kidding, two frisky people engaged in acts amongst a car, lawnmower, gas cans and Craftsman tools and various gardening implements - I know, certainly a romantic setting in my book - and the old guy just didn't want them getting his stuff all disorganized during the ruckus? The story really doesn't provide much detail.

Albatross said...

You know what, Dave, you're right. There is more strangeness to this story. In fact, I do want to know more.

Was the garage finished out?

Was the woman paying rent?

Did the old man have a valid lease that banned hanky-panky in the garage?

Where did he park his car?

What was wrong with the young dude's place? Why didn't they hook up there?

I am genuinely curious.