Kiss Me Or Die!
And you thought you had issues with your neighbors.
It seems that Helen Staudinger just wanted a smooch. The 92-year-old has apparently formed a crush for her 53-year old neighbor, Dwight Bettner, and lashed out when he refused to kiss her this past week.
“I’ve taken her trash out for her, just neighborly stuff,” Bettner said. “I guess she just took that as something else.”
Just after noon on Monday, Bettner argued with Staudinger when she came to his house and refused to leave, according to an incident report.
“I want a kiss before I leave,” Bettner said Staudinger told him.
No, he said.
“Just go back to your property, and leave me alone,” Bettner recalled saying.
Not getting a kiss, Staudinger took matters into her own hands. She fired into Bettner’s house 4 times, narrowly missing his head in one shot.
Staudinger has been arrested and charged with aggrivated assault with a deadly weapon and shooting into a dwelling.
I suppose it takes all types to make the world go round. People are dissapointed when they make an advance toward a crush and are refused, but this is going way too far. What ever happened to love notes, candy, or just plain stalking?
Bettner said on Tuesday that he would probably move out of his rented home.
“I just don’t need the stress or the hassle,” he said. “I thought this only happened to younger people.”
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