Alcohol can bring out the stupid in people, so naturally, there are a few things you shouldn't attempt to do while imbibing, such as: open-heart surgery, sewing a button, tightrope walking, handling firearms and driving. It's those last two that Scott Campbell, a 40-year-old Clevelander (not pictured in the stock photo above), attempted to do while three sheets to the wind on Saturday evening.

The Huffington Post reports the drunkard was attempting to leave the bar after an evening of heavy drinking when his friend, Java Bowling III (yes, really), attempted to take his keys to prevent him from driving home drunk. Good friend, right? Well, as things tend to happen when alcohol is involved, a scuffle broke out. Only instead of ending the night like most drunk friends do (you know, by attempting to walk through the White Castle drive-thru at 3:30 AM), Campbell shot Bowling in the chest.

He then fled, with police catching up to him in the neighborhood of Middleburg Heights. Campbell was arrested and charged with felonious assault shooting, having weapons while under disability (that's generous), tampering with evidence, possession of criminal tools and gun confiscation. Bowling was treated and is recovering from his injuries.


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      ack154
      • 2 Years Ago
      I first read this as the friend trying to stop someone shot the guy to prevent him from driving drunk. That was probably more "WTF" than the actual story though...
      zepeda1
      • 2 Years Ago
      and some day they will be reminicing..\".remember the time I tried to take your keys and you shot me in the chest...yeah, good times, good times...\"
      Space
      • 2 Years Ago
      BUT... his friend didn't drive drunk... so... there ya... go. Also, if my name was Java Bowling III that would be name for EVERYTHING! Best call sign for a CB, the internet, xbox live. Just everything. Stupid Idiot.
      Peter DePriest
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was really expecting this to be about a guy shooting his friend in the foot or something to keep him from driving because he wouldnt listen
      Captain_Crunch
      • 2 Years Ago
      They are still friends to this day...
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      rsxvue
      • 2 Years Ago
      Super confusing title - I read that as: A friend shot a friend to stop him from driving drunk.
      FuelToTheFire
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is why we need stricter gun regulations in the US.
      Justin Campanale
      • 2 Years Ago
      As someone who is fairly pro-gun, I don't think he should have brought a gun to the bar. Alcohol severely impairs judgement,, and good judgement is a key component of responsible gun ownership.
        Aussie74
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        While far from anti-gun (I am a gun owner) I am anti-moron. The problem for legislators is always going to be how to separate the morons and criminals (and both) from their guns while leaving responsible gun owners alone -- no one-size-fits-all policy will achieve both ends. What people from other countries find so difficult to fathom with gun ownership in the United States is what seems to be the rights of the individual being held in a higher regard than the rights of collective society. While I have no doubt gun owning morons are a minority (of the minority that own guns), maintaining that they have a right to gun ownership hurts all gun owners. If organisations such as the NRA were to police their own members, to report those people who are unfit to own a gun -- I'm sure "every" responsible gun owner knows at least one such person -- then there would be little need for governments to act against all gun owners. But until gun owners start grouping themselves by levels of lawfulness and responsibility rather than whether or not they're a gun owner, legislators will continue to have little choice but to lump you all in together. Think of it like this. If all Muslims supported terrorism (they don't), we'd be able view all Muslims as being part of the terrorist mechanism. Right?? That makes sense. But if all gun owners support the right of all other gun owners (or support organisations which do) to retain their guns, whether those people are responsible or not, how is that not the same thing? What a double standard. If you support people you know are doing the wrong thing, then why are you so surprised when a government treats you all as one collective entity??? Castigate and ostracise the irresponsible and moronic from within your own ranks, and you'll be surprised just how much governments will warm to you!
          Aussie74
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Aussie74
          I wish this site allowed you to delete your own posts ... or duplicate posts!
      Al Terego
      • 2 Years Ago
      Only in America...
        OptimusPrimeRib
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Al Terego
        And Russia. And Brazil. And anywhere else where guns are glorified and easy to get.
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Make no mistake about it: Firearms are ALWAYS the answer.
      Jim R
      • 2 Years Ago
      Alcohol and ammo are a volatile combination. If you're going to drink, leave your heater at home.
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