Christmas Tree Saves Family In Pittsburgh

Christmas trees seem like a waste of forestry, but the tradition is well embedded in the American psyche and continues to be the center of Christian tradition in the USA.  So be it.  But did you know a Christmas tree can also act as a bullet shield in drive-by shootings?

Thirty five-year-old thug Dionne Lee McKelvin has been arrested for shooting a woman in the arm and chest during a drive-by shooting near Pittsburgh, PA. Several houses were hit by the bullet spray.

Tina Smorey’s house was among those hit by a stray bullet passing through the front of the house, coming out in her living room wall and hitting her Christmas tree.

“I was sitting on my couch and I heard six to eight loud pops. If the tree wasn’t there, we would have had that couch right under the windows; but ironically, we put the tree up early this year."  Well, Tina misuses the word ironic - there's nothing funny about Dionne shooting a Christmas tree instead of Tina's family.

Oh, and if you're one of the arm-chair liberals ready to pounce on the gun part of the story be informed Dionne is charged with attempted homicide AND illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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