At least thats what Thomas Grant and his Mother thought when together they shot what they thought was a skunk during a halloween party. It turned out to be Thomas' 8-yr old cousin.
The girl, who was hit in the shoulder, arm, back and neck, was hospitalized Monday in critical condition following Saturday night's shooting in Rochester, a rural area about 30 miles northwest of Pittsburgh where firearms and hunting are common.
The woman hosting the party, Janet Grant, told police officers someone told her at around 8:30 p.m. there was a skunk nearby and she asked her son to shoot it, New Sewickley Township police Chief Ronald Leindecker said Monday, according to the Beaver County Times.
So the moral of the story is before you go and get a shotgun to shoot a skunk, make sure it's not really your cousin in a black body costume, black hat, and white tassel!