In today’s DISCOUNT NEWS its a quick chat about some news stories. We talk about a ROAD RAGE incident in O’Fallon over the weekend. And we chat about poachers needing to be warned in India, you may become the poached.
One man was shot after a road rage dispute ended with gunfire on Interstate 70 in O’Fallon, Missouri Saturday afternoon. According to police, a 65-year-old man driving a car allegedly cut-off a motorcycle, driven by a woman, on westbound 1-70 at 1:45 p.m. The car then pulled off the interstate at Bryan Road, followed by the woman as well as her 49-year-old husband on a separate motorcycle. All three people were stopped at a signal on Bryan Road when the male motorcyclist got off his bike, approached the car and allegedly exchanged words with driver. According to reports, the motorcyclist began to physically assault the 65-year-old man. The man then pulled out a semi-automatic weapon and shot the motorcyclist once in the chest and fled the scene. The motorcyclist was taken to an area hospital with non life threatening injuries. According to authorities, the 65-year-old suspect did turn himself in a short time later. No formal charges have been filed at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
There’s a famous short story called “The Most Dangerous Game”. Even if you haven’t read it, you probably know about it . . . the ‘most dangerous game’ in the story is HUNTING HUMANS for sport. And now, it’s legal in India. Officials in Maharashtra, in western India, haven’t been able to stop poachers from hunting endangered tigers. And the poaching problem just keeps getting worse. So they’ve announced that forest rangers will no longer face any legal repercussions for shooting POACHERS. The hunters have literally become the hunted, and it’s all legal. At least for now. It’s hard to see this policy standing up long term. Poachers are going after tigers because their pelts are extremely valuable . . . plus ALL of their body parts can be sold on the black market to people who practice ancient Chinese medicine, and believe tiger parts are like a supercharged Viagra.