Today’s Dumbass: Man Shoots Girlfriend For Not Believing In Zombies


Photo: Nassau County Police Department via Gothamist

It’s awesome to date a geek girl because you can have fun debates such as “which superpower would you want?” and “who’s the best ‘Star Trek‘ captain?” Unfortunately, 26-year-old Jared Gurman of Long Island missed the fiction part of science-fiction.

According to police, Gurman and his girlfriend got into a heated argument during last Sunday’s episode of “The Walking Dead.” He believes that zombies could exist; she has doubts, because she is sane. So he took his rifle and shot her in the back, as if she were a zombie, which–by the way–do not exist.

“He feels strongly about the possibility that some military mishap could occur. She thinks it’s ridiculous,” said a detective. “She was not taking him seriously or taking the show as seriously as he does.”

The girl lived, thankfully, and now Gurman is facing charges for attempted murder. His attorney claims the gunshot was an accident, much like the “military mishap” that will never unleash a zombie apocalypse in the real world.

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