Now THAT's the way to do yard work!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by DigMe, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX

    Man Forced To Mow Lawn At Gunpoint Gets 20-Year Prison Sentence

    POSTED: 7:12 PM EST February 7, 2004

    OXFORD, Ala. -- A convicted burglar sentenced in Calhoun County to 20 years in prison this week as a repeat offender had an unusual run-in with his victim.

    The victim, Richard Bussey, says he drove up to his father's rural residence last summer and found a man loading furniture and other items into a pickup truck.

    Bussey held a gun on the would-be thief and ordered him to return the furniture. Bussey didn't have a telephone, so he made 45-year-old Roy Andrew Gendron mow the lawn with a push mower until he could think of a plan to alert authorities.

    Bussey ultimately took Gendron's driver's license and turned it in to police.

    Assistant District Attorney Brian McVeigh says Gendron had been arrested 19 times and was on parole when Bussey caught him.

    At sentencing Tuesday, Circuit Judge Samuel Monk says the case stands out for its comical twist, calling it "one of the better ones."

    And McVeigh says if he ever gets in that situation, "I'll try to get some yard work out of the guy."


    brad cook
  2. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
  3. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Ha, only in Alabama. :)
  4. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    I have some snow that needs shoveling. Good idea!
  5. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Maybe Bruce L. can catch his window breaker, and make him change the oil.
  6. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX

    brad cook
  7. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    How come nothing interesting like that happens in this part of Alabama?
  8. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    It's up to you to change the world!

    brad cook
  9. you'd think he would try to escape.

    o wait, gun, yeah.
  10. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Usually we just shoot them here in Alabama.