Monday, March 17, 2008
Doofus Of The Day #12
Leon Haynes is just your ordinary gangsta guy: ready, willing and able to help out a buddy in a tight spot.
At least, that's how he must have seemed to Covi Henry in Manchester, England, when he asked Haynes in August last year to help him shoot a rival gangster and drug-dealer, and gave him a gun to hold until the time was right.
I bet he's wishing he chose a more practiced sidekick.
You see, Haynes duly drew the gun from his waistband on command - and shot Henry in the neck.
Not quite what Henry had in mind.
Still, you can't say Haynes wasn't dedicated. He fired four more times, severely injuring their intended victim, then dragged Henry off with him. Regrettably for both gang-bangers, police arrested them later that day. Their victim recovered in hospital.
Both Haynes and Henry are now serving long jail sentences in England. One hopes they'll be in the same prison, where Henry will have plenty of time to ask Haynes about his marksmanship and Haynes will have plenty of opportunity to defend himself. With any luck they'll remove each other from the gene pool before we have to worry about their presence in society once more.
This raises an interesting question. Who's the greater doofus? Haynes for shooting his erstwhile gangsta mentor, or Henry for choosing such a low-quality gangsta assistant? Answers in comments, please.