Shortly before 4 p.m. Monday, a man seeking to repossess the 2001 Ford Expedition of 28-year-old Krystal Gardner arrived at her home in the 10000 block of Landsdowne Drive in southeast Dallas, police said.
And then things went rodeo.
First, Krystal-with-a-K, noticing her truck backing out of the driveway and deducing that its departure may have something to do with her lack of payments, lobs her toddler through the open back window of the SUV. Apparently at some point in her 28 years on the planet she'd become familiar enough with the Texas penal code to learn, among other no doubt fascinating tidbits, that trying to repossess a vehicle with somebody inside it was agin' the law.
Once the baby hit the back seat, Repo Man throws the Ford Leviathan into park and bails from the vehicle, to be greeted by a 15-y.o. gentleman exiting Krystal's crib with a shotgun in his paws.
The yoot, whose last name differs from the owner of the land yacht and whose reasons for being present at the scene are not adequately explored in the news clipping, set off two rounds from the fowling piece: one into the air and the other into the leg of Mr. Repo Man. At this point, before things could get even more bizarre, Johnny Law showed up and order was restored.
I must confess to some surprise when I checked the satellite photos of the area on Google maps and none of the houses on the street appeared to have axles.
(H/T to Bob S.)