Wolfe’s Woofer: Why Shoot?
Sunday, December 27th, 2015
“Mr. Dennis, will you go to court with me?” Mario asked. “I need you for a witness about my character.”
“I suppose I could be a character witness for you,” I told him. “Why do you need a character witness?”
“The resort where I been working says I stole some tools from them. I didn’t steal any tools. I just borrowed them and somebody stole them from me. I don’t think that’s stealing, do you?”
“It sounds a lot like it,” I said.
Mario asked, “When I used to work for you did I ever steal anything?”
“I’m not sure,” I said. “You borrowed a lot of money and tools that I never got back.”
“Maybe so,” he said, “but I intended to bring them back and someday I will pay you that money I owe you.”
At the courthouse another case was in progress as we came into the courtroom and took a seat in back.
“Mr. Delgado, it is my understanding that you shot your wife and wounded her in the leg,” the judge said.
“Yes, your honor.”
“Why did you do it?”
“I came home and found her with another man.”
“You shot her because she was unfaithful?”
“But why would you shoot her?” the judge asked. “Why not shoot the man?”
“I figured shooting her was easier than shooting a different man every day.”
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