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Early last month, several secretaries in the Logan County (West Virginia) Prosecutor’s Office put up Halloween decorations, including a lot of big hanging fake spiders. When he saw them, Assistant Prosecutor Chris White freaked out, saying he had arachnophobia, that the decorations weren’t funny, and he couldn’t stand the eight legged things. Then he pulled out his gun, and threatened to shoot the spiders. The gun had no clip, but the staff wasn’t sure; after all, if you are crazy enough to try to shoot fake spiders with an empty gun, you are probably crazy enough to shoot fake spiders with a loaded gun. The three secretaries who witnessed the meltdown were terrified.
White was suspended for the incident. He’s been with the office for more than five years, according to his boss, John Bennett,who took it well, saying, “I never saw it coming, that’s for sure. Obviously, I wouldn’t have even hired him if I had seen it coming. And the fact that he’s been there five years and we haven’t had any incidents like this also, to me, is a pretty good indication it’s certainly out of the ordinary.”
Hmmm. How ordinary does drawing a firearm in an office because of Halloween decorations have to be before you decide, “You know, maybe this guy should be someplace else”? Continue reading