Pet cat tells doped up jealous hubby to shoot ex-cop wife
An ex-cop has divorced her husband after he read every message on her phone and Facebook to see if she was cheating on him, smoked marijuana and talked to their pet cat to help him reason out a plan, fired a warning shot at her with his gun while she was sleeping, and then turned himself him to the police while concealing the firearm in his pants.
The incident in Oregon, USA, started when Thomas Lee and Lisa Nunes went out to celebrate her retirement from being a police lieutenant and the start of her new career as a bartender. The night turned ugly when Lisa began receiving sex texts from another guy who she had spoken to at the bar.
Lisa, not much to her credit, read the sexually charged messages—which came with pictures of the guy's crotch—in front of Thomas. "I'm 54. I have a relationship with my husband that's non-existent. I was just sexting a guy. It was no big deal," she said later.
Thomas, 61, wasn't having it and grabbed Lisa's phone and stormed out of the bar. He then went through every text message and picture on her phone, as well as her Facebook page, to find out if she was having an affair.
"I couldn't believe she was doing it right in front of my face. I felt betrayed," he said later.
Thomas didn't help matters when he sparked up some weed and began consulting their cat for about 20 minutes on what to do next. The plan, according to the felines, was to find Lisa sleeping in the guest room and "wake her up" by firing a shot with a .38 calibre handgun.
Thomas said later that it was a carefully placed shot as the bullet landed about 12in from Lisa's head.
So then he decided to turn the gun and himself in to the police. But when he walked into the station, he had the weapon strapped to his ankle and concealed under his trousers, forcing the cops to take him down in an arrest.
A background check revealed that this wasn't Thomas' first run in with the law. In 1995, he was arrested after he began firing aimlessly with Lisa's handguns following a drinking spree. In a confrontation with police, he was shot three times and lost an eye.
This time, however, he'll be locked up for 10 years after being found guilty of being a felon in possession of a concealed firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, assault and menacing. In the sentencing, Clackamas County Circuit Judge Kathie F Steele described Thomas' mind as "boggled".
Lisa has filed for divorce since the incident and now never has to worry about sending or receiving naked pictures.
Published: 18th September 2012