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I have long maintained that it’s fortunate criminals are generally so stupid or the police would have to work a lot harder to solve murder and mayhem.
Enjoy reading this delightful little tale:
The AP reports that a New York man has been sentenced to prison for trying to hire someone to run down his ex-girlfriend, who he abused. But the AP also reports on a tidbit too bizarre not to pass along: Clyde Gardner’s original murderous plan. His idea was to: Kill a bear. Then skin it. Then don the pelt and wait for his ex to take out her garbage. He’d then attack her, using the bear’s claws to maul her to death. And, to ensure he got away scot-free, he’d also wear the bears paws on his feet, thereby avoiding leaving any human footprints.
Shockingly, he abandoned that plan and his plotting didn’t end there. The 57-year-old former demolition derby driver allegedly then asked a friend to kill his ex in a car crash, and gave the friend instructions on how to do it. As so often happens in these cases, the friend decided to go to the cops instead of running the woman down. Gardner was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison.
We’ll take editorial notice of the fact that this is a bizarre story indeed. Now that you’ve read it, how about telling us what you think about the “man becomes bear to murder” story.