Even in our highfalutin, GPS-and-Google-Maps world people still manage to ring the wrong doorbell. And sometimes -- as these recent news stories demonstrate -- a world of madness is but one ding-dong away.
4Couple Enjoys A Nice Dinner, Is Raided By SWAT Team
Florida! It is the Emerald City for ridiculous debasements of human judgment. And one evening -- while finishing the dishes after dinner -- 59-year-old nurse Louise Goldberry lived the Sunshine State dream firsthand when she looked up and saw a laser-sight peeking through her window.
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"As long as it's not another damn Predator, I don't give two shits."
Her response? Take swift cover in her bedroom, dig out her own .38-caliber revolver, and improvise the "screaming standoff" scene from the yet-to-be-written script for Die Hard 6: Panhandlin'!
But this wasn't a common crook facing Goldsberry. No, this was one member of a 24-plus-man SWAT team waiting outside. The SWAT officers had been because searching her apartment complex for a fugitive (who, incidentally, was absolutely nowhere in the vicinity).
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"We spent our whole GPS budget on looking more like army guys."