Everyone Be Cool, This Is A Robbery!

Tennessee is still on my retirement list, even though parts of the state are very violent. That comes with every state, obviously, but other states don’t have dullards posting dangerous videos for YouTube.

Take Timothy Wilks, for example.

One person was killed in a shooting in Old Hickory near the Hermitage line Friday night.

Police say 20-year-old Timothy Wilks was shot and killed in the parking lot of Urban Air on Old Hickory Boulevard.

Wait, it gets better…

Detectives were told that Wilks and a friend were participating in a “prank” robbery as part of a YouTube video and approached a group of people, including the shooter, with butcher knives.

A 23-year-old man told police he shot Wilks and wasn’t aware the robbery was a “prank.” He says it was self-defense.

No charges were filed for the shooter, obviously, and the world has lost another dimwit.

10 thoughts on “Everyone Be Cool, This Is A Robbery!

  1. It’s not wise to create pranks in which the pranked upon might be armed. For some strange reason, I’m not shedding tears, but think about the shooter. He has to live with the fact that he killed someone for the rest of his life, even if it was a moron. I wouldn’t want to be in his shoes.

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  2. DU – Top. Men.

    Ronni – I mean, why the hell would you approach them with butcher knives… especially in Tennessee, where everyone is armed!

    RG – Yeah, I don’t know how you get past that. It’s a senseless killing, all because some jackass wanted internet fame.


  3. I’m reminded of the occasional dullard, usually female, who comments on social media that if they ever see a person open carrying in public, they will “walk up to them, pepper spray them, disarm them and call the police. ”
    And the person who is armed, who sees someone attempting to take their gun away, for whatever reason they cannot know, defends himself as if his life depended on it. Because it very well might.
    Very bad idea.


  4. Cathy – But the gun was not.

    Mike AKA Proof – I was walking into a mini mart before work last summer, and some douche comes up and yells, “Open carry, huh?” I ignored him and went into the store. Dude follows me in, walks by me and sees the Detective badge and the PPD logo on the shirt. Amazingly, the guy had nothing more to say.

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  5. Doc – Agreed. We had a guy here murder two people over snow shoveling. Guy then offed himself. Imagine killing someone over snow. This country is doomed.


  6. I saw the snow story. That is crazy stuff. Sounds like the neighbors might have deserved an ass beating, but not execution. As for Tennessee, the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis isn’t there because nothing bad ever happens. Just pick the better places to be.


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