Battle reenactments occasionally attract some intelligent history buffs. They also tend to attract irresponsible, mindless dolts.
A reenactment of an Old West street gunfight got a bit too real in a US town. The incident went down on Sunday in Tombstone, as members of the Tombstone Vigilantes played out a gunfight before some 1,000 tourists.
Tombstone Marshall Bob Randall [said] one of the actors had arrived late for the show and failed to have his gun checked - to make sure it had blank bullets - before he faced off with a fellow actor.
"When Tom Carter fired his gun, Ken Curtis fell to the ground," Randall said. "He was shot in the lower groin area."
A woman watching the show was also grazed in the neck by a bullet but refused medical care and additional bullet fragments struck nearby buildings.
Thanks to this jackass, the gunfight reenactments have been suspended until further notice.
We were in Arizona in 2006 visiting my friend Kevin. The weather was gorgeous - hot, sunny days. All I wanted to do was see the reenactment, and when we went to Tombstone, it was canceled... because of rain.