With many thanks to Jim Schmidt for bringing this little gem to my attention, I give you more dumbass re-enactors…
From the July 6, 2010 issue of the Morris County [NJ] Daily Record comes these candidates for dumbass re-enactors of the year:
Hanover cops: 2 injured when mistaken Civil War gun powder tube explodes
By JAKE REMALY • STAFF WRITER • July 6, 2010
HANOVER — A 66-year-old Livingston man was burned when a man asked him for a light and, instead of lighting a cigarette as he thought, he lit a paper cartridge filled with gun powder.
Police said Joseph Princiotta, 42, of Jersey City, obtained the cartridge from his friend, a Civil War re-enactor, who had the tube of gun powder with some of his re-enactment gear.
The incident occurred last Wednesday around midnight.
Police said Princiotta thought it was a firecracker and asked the alleged victim to light it as he was walking through the parking lot of the Brookside Diner, Hanover Detective Earle Seely said. The gun powder ignited, flared up and burned the man’s arm. He was taken to St. Baranabas hospital and released. Princiotta had slight burns on his hand as well.
Princiotta was charged with simple assault.
Amazing. Can you say “dumb-ass”, boys and girls?Scridb filter