August 28, 2009
“Mr. Buck” Poacher Claims Self-Defense, Then Pleads Guilty
By Dave Hurteau
Yesterday, 27-year-old Brandon Eugene Gregory pleaded guilty to entering a Houston wildlife sanctuary and beheading a tame deer known as “Mr. Buck.” He did not originally claim full responsibility, however.
From the Houston Press’ Hair Balls blog:
Brandon Eugene Gregory [originally] claimed that the beheading was done in self-defense after Mr. Buck attacked him, despite the fact that a) Gregory showed up with bolt cutters and a bone saw, b) he'd used those bolt cutters to slice his way in through the exhibit's fence, c) Mr. Buck was very tame, child-friendly, and used to interacting with people, while d) Gregory possesses the sort of haunted thousand-yard stare usually reserved for ex-KGB assassins.
Hair Balls was able to think of no less than ten slightly less. . . insane excuses he could have used.
Be sure to check them out (keeping in mind that the article contains some mild profanity.)
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