When one’s gears are ground

If they’re still taking nominations for America’s Most Needing Disembowelment, I nominate these utterly worthless sons of bitches:

A father was shot and killed in front of his wife and 10-year-old daughter after being carjacked because the killer didn’t know how to use a manual transmission, police said.

It happened just before midnight near Richcrest Dr. and Greenbriar Park [in north Houston].

This, unfortunately, does not look promising for those folks who swear by the stick shift because it thwarts crime.

Pedro Aguilar, 47, was in his car on the street in front of an apartment complex when two men in their late teens to early 20’s approached him to carjack him, police said.

They weren’t able to get the car into drive because it was a manual transmission, not an automatic, and shot the man in anger, police said.

This is generally the time I remind you that if it’s not cruel and unusual, it’s not much punishment, is it?


  1. fillyjonk »

    16 March 2017 · 7:31 am

    Ugh, there’s my daily reminder that some people are awful. (I have also heard of robbery victims being shot b/c they weren’t carrying “enough” cash)

  2. Holly H »

    16 March 2017 · 10:27 am

    Someone like that challenges one’s anti-death penalty stance, indeed.

  3. The Other McCain »

    16 March 2017 · 9:11 pm

    In The Mailbox: 03.16.17

    Dustbury: When One’s Gears Are Ground, also, Down To Get The Friction On, Or Off

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