What could possibly go wrong?
I’ve been meaning to share this with you all for some time now. Today’s “prank gone wrong” topic jogged my brain.
I went camping a while ago, and found myself with some drunk campsite neighbors. Lots of reasons to dislike the jerk next door, not the least of which was his loud bragging about how he’s pulling 90% disability payments through the VA even though he’s not actually disabled…but I digress.
Here’s the thing that really bothered me. Going to sleep smashed, he and his friends neglected to secure their camp, and the javelinas got into their trash overnight, and made a huge mess. The next morning, the camp was quiet. One of the two cars parked there the night before was gone, and I assumed they had gone off on an early hike or something. So I took a moment to capture the scene.
Here’s what I found — note the spots circled in red:
Looking closer, I saw this, apparently a semi-auto pistol, casually tucked into a cowboy boot:
Wait. It gets worse. Maybe an hour later I realized that two adults were still asleep in the tent after their late night drinking. But their two kids, maybe 7 & 9 years old, were up.
We’ve seen too many tragedies with unsecured firearms and children, and especially adding alcohol to the mix… well this really pissed me off, so I informed the camp host who supposedly contacted park police. I don’t know what if anything happened, because I left to continue my trip.
As I look closer at the second photo here, particularly the bottom of the grip, I wonder if the pistol is a BB or Airsoft gun. If so, maybe I overreacted, though it’s not like “toy guns” haven’t led to fatalities as we all know.