A 22-year-old Arizona man probably thought he'd get an award for sleeping with a 63-year-old woman. Instead, he got shot and arrested. The man, Stephen Trevor Chapman, apparently has a thing for cougars. When the young man hooked up with 63-year-old woman, he got more than he bargained for when the woman's 68-year-old husband barged in on them and shot the dude.
The man, who suffers from Parkinson's, reportedly woke up in the middle of the night, didn't see his wife in bed, and went to look for her in the guest house. There, he found his wife in the same bed as their guest, the 22-year-old boytoy. The husband poked the younger rival with his cane -- and the young man reportedly threatened him.
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The husband, who had his trusty .410-caliber pistol on him, shot the guy. But he only hit his hand with a stray pellet.
The husband then calls police, saying that he'd fired on a guy who broke into his property. "What color shirt was he wearing?" the 911 operator asks the addled husband, trying to get a description of the young man.
"He wasn't wearing a shirt at all," he replies.
"Was he wearing pants?" he's then asked.
Uhhh huhhh. The somewhat shocked operator then asks, "Was he naked?"
"Uhh, I guess," he replies.
The husband then says, "They're both leaving in her car."
"Was there somebody else with him?" the operator asks, still totally clueless.
"My wife," the man says.
Oooohhh, are you getting it now operator?! No, he's not.
The call goes on until the poor man is forced to admit he found his wife in bed with the young "burglar."
Eventually "Harold and Maude" return, where cops arrest the young guy. Said the sheriff, siding with the elderly husband:
Clearly, this young man should have heeded the warnings of the homeowner to leave his residence and to stop sleeping with his wife. The young man is lucky that he only got poked with a cane and hit with a stray pellet from the shotgun.
While it's truly horrible to have your wife cheat on you in your elderly and infirm years -- I'm not so sure the young whippernsnapper deserved to be shot and arrested on top of it. Especially since the reports make it seem totally consensual. On the other hand, sleeping with another man's wife on his own property is never a good idea -- you just don't know what an armed and ornery husband is liable to do. Even an old one.
Do you think the man should have been arrested?
Image via Pinal County Sheriff's Office