Tuesday, March 24, 2009

March Madness

Most people watching the NCAA tournament want to relax, maybe drink a beer, and enjoy some basketball.  That was the plan for one of my patients from yesterday, until he became the victim of a violent home invasion.  The guy was sitting on his couch, getting ready to watch the game with his son, when he heard someone moving around in the next room.  Dad managed to push his child out of the way before the home invader opened fire.

Instead of grabbing snacks at halftime, he was lying on a stretcher in the trauma bay awaiting the results of a head CT.  No GSWs, thankfully, but a series of nasty bruises covered his face where he had been pistol whipped several times.  The son managed to call 911 despite being shaken up pretty badly, but the burglar had fled by the time police arrived.

I don't know if it's the economy that's driving people to pull stuff like this or what, but it's a crazy world out there.

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