Wednesday, May 02, 2012

More-or-Less-Instant Karma

So, apparently there was this cat running loose, stinking up the streets of North Carolina. Despite a felony rap sheet full of crimes like kidnapping and multiple counts of the especially-icky-sounding "Indecent Liberty With A Child", the penal system had given him nothing worse than some probation and a whole three month stretch in the pokey, which isn't even a metaphorical slap on the... er, wrist.

Finally the universe apparently decided to do what the North Carolina justice system had inexplicably thus far refused to: It ran his ass over with a train.

From what I can tell, it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

12 comments:

Sean D Sorrentino said...

Once again, Tam writes it better than I did.

That's why Tam is Tam and I, sadly, am not.

Thanks for the link

Anonymous said...

"Lots of respectable people have been hit by trains. Judge Hobbie over in Cookville was hit by a train."

Shootin' Buddy

Joseph said...

Here's to hoping he's now burning in that special place in hell along with the people who talk in theaters.

Chris said...

Heh.Long train of abuse,he's now wedged under the caboose.

CIII

DirtCrashr said...

Just doesn't happen often enough, the Universe gettin' involved...

Quizikle said...

NC was too busy going after that guy giving dieting advice
Q

armedlaughing said...

They say this cat was a bad mother...
Now, he's a flat one.

Randy said...

It says they tried to warn him. I wonder if it was a suicide or he is one of those people who believe they are so special that the laws of physics do not apply to them?

Windy Wilson said...

To reference Mark Twain, I can't attend the funeral but if someone will tell me where, I will send a telegram saying I approve.

Bubblehead Les. said...

So when does the Ghost Hunting Tours start up on that section of track?

Larry said...

And now someone has written the perfect country and western song...

"That's why Tam is Tam and I, sadly, am not."

I can maybe think of two or three other reasons...

:D

markm said...

Randy: Most likely he figured he was fast enough to jump off the tracks at the last minute. Now he's an illustration of the phrase "dead wrong".

This is actually pretty typical of psychopaths. They will knowingly take great risks, even for small rewards. I guess they don't value even their own lives much. Also, both normal people and psychopaths often evaluate small probabilities poorly. Say the actual chances of walking down that track at the time of day and being able to avoid the train are 99%; most adults wouldn't risk it, even once, unless somehow it was necessary to save the life of a loved one. A psychopath might do it for $20 - every time you offered it - and never think about how his life expectancy was dropping. ("I'll stop after 99 times" is NOT the right answer.)

OTOH, he might not have been a psychopath, but just reckless and stupid - like most criminals. That's not the story his criminal record tells, but I've learned to not expect an exact correspondence between criminal charges and reality.