Are you still trying to figure out what to be for Halloween? Well, dressing as a skunk is a bad idea, especially if you are going to be in western Pennsylvania.
See, what had happened was…A 9 year old girl from Beaver County, PA went to an outdoor family Halloween party Saturday night dressed as a skunk, and got shot (yes, shot) by her uncle who somehow truly thought she really was one. Luckily, he only shot her in the shoulder and she’s alright.
A few things here…
#1: When I read this, I figured that this girl must have had the best costume EVER, complete with a little stink sac. However, that is not the case. She was actually just dressed all in black, with a black hat that had a white tassle on it. That doesn’t really sound very skunkish to me. I was picturing a full black, furry body suit with a big white stripe down the back. Maybe a really good Pepe LePew outfit even…not what she had on. I have a feeling this kid actually had to tell people she was supposed to be a skunk and they said “Oh. Alrighty then.”
#2: I figured she must have been crawling through the grass or something for her Wild Bill Hickok of an uncle to mistake her for a real deal skunk. It doesn’t say whether she was upright or not, but I’m going to go with my theory , so this story actually makes a drop of sense to me.
#3: How the hell big are the skunks in western Pennslyvania? Are they actually the size of a 9 year old girl that a person would actually mistake her for one?
#4: Why does this man have a loaded shotgun at the ready at an outdoor Halloween party?
#5: The authorities say her uncle wasn’t drinking. Wait, what?!? This guy was full on SOBER and still mistook her for a real skunk? In that outfit?
Something stinks about this story (sorry, I couldn’t resist), because everything just doesn’t add up.
Moral of the story…be something other than a skunk this Halloween please…especially if your “sober” uncle who just so happens to have a loaded shotgun and questionable eyesight is around. If you still feel the need to be a skunk, at least remain in the upright position. Your odds of going home in one piece are probably a little better that way.