A very attractive young man with some of the thickest hair I had ever seen came into my shop for a haircut yesterday afternoon. After we established a bit of rapport and he realized I was old enough to be his mother he told me this:
"I recently got out of jail. I killed a deer."
"You killed a who?"
"I got caught shooting a deer on the Blue Ridge Parkway.(that's federal land)They gave me five years, but they suspended three. I was eighteen when I went to jail; real jail."
I was standing behind him shaking my head in disbelief. Isn't deer hunting something humans have been doing in order to survive since the beginning of time. Couldn't they just slap a serious fine on this kid? This sweet boy is only one year older than my oldest son.I felt like crying. I wished I could take the hole nightmare away.
"You know what gets me?" he asked me.
"I was in with the father rapers and murderers. There was a guy in there convicted of sodomizing a five year old child. He only got four years. I got five for shooting a deer."
hands down, most disturbing story I have heard in a long, long time.