Drunk Estranged Married Couple's Shoot Out Ends When A Bullet Through a Washing Machine Floods the House
As Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt taught us in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, sometimes the best marriage counseling for an estranged couple is, obviously, a high-powered gunfight in the middle of their home. An unnamed husband and wife up in St. Lucie County tried to rekindle their flame over the weekend after filing for divorce, but soon wound up drunk and tried scaring each other by randomly shooting guns. It was all fun and redneck games until the wife accidentally shot the washing machine and flooded the house.
The unnamed 21-year-old woman, who we'll just call "Angie" got a call from her estranged 33-year-old husband, who we'll refer to as "Brad." See, even though the couple were in the process of a divorce, Brad thought maybe they could work it out. Angie showed up on Sunday night, and the two had a fine old time, according to TCPalm.com.
In fact, Angie even went so far as to engage in their favorite past time: getting drunk and shooting an AR-15 assault rifle at a makeshift target located in the closet. Though, Angie missed a few times and sent bullets through a wall, which then pierced the washing machine.
Suds and water flooded out of the machine, and Brad came back inside from grilling and that's when they started arguing.
Angie claims that the gunshots were a result of Brad trying to shoot at her to scare her. Though Angie admitted to police that she was drunk, and a neighbor saw Brad grilling outside when the first of the gunshots went off.
It seems that the couple will not be getting back together after all (apparently Angie already has a new boyfriend anyway), and police advised them to stay away from each other.
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