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Pistol-Wielding Old Man Would Like To Play Through

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It is super annoying when you're out on the golf course and the group in front of you is playing very slowly, but I was not aware that I had a "moral obligation to destroy" these duffers with hollow-point bullets.


Edwin Dailey, a 73-year-old—I believe that the proper nomenclature is "coot"—from Austin, Texas, was arrested on Monday after pulling a gun on three golfers at a local municipal course. Dailey had begun arguing with the men out on the ninth hole, when he complained that they were playing too slowly and had improperly parked their cart. The argument continued for several holes and when they got back to the parking lot, that's when Dailey decided to take it up a notch.

After the 18th hole, all of them ended up in the parking lot together, the affidavit said, and Dailey reignited the confrontation and told the three men to stay away from him because he felt threatened.

After a verbal exchange, Dailey pulled out a .25-caliber Browning handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets and pointed it at Nader, the affidavit said. The three men took cover behind cars, fearing for their lives, the affidavit said. Dailey then concealed the gun and went back to the clubhouse while the men called 911, the affidavit said.

He later returned while they were on the phone and said, "If I feel threatened, I am morally obligated to destroy you," according to the affidavit.


Emphasis added for badassness. One of the three men, Matt Nader, is a student-assistant football coach at Texas. He is on scholarship there but does not play, because during his senior season of high school he had a heart attack on the field and nearly died. Having a crazy old man pull a gun on you for slow play should definitely help with that shaky ticker.

Man, 73, accused of aiming pistol at slower golfers [Austin American-Statesman, via Pat's Papers]

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