Artillery Shell Misfires at the Angle of Danger
On April 11, 2008, a 2-pound wayward piece of artillery sharpnel sailed 2 1/2 miles from Picatinny Arsenal striking a Jefferson Township, New Jersey home and injuring 10 year old Cassandra’s cat who was sleeping on the bed. Her cat was later euthanized.
Fred Angle, the homeowner, heard the explosion from the Picatinney Arsenal, the Army’s sprawling weapons research facility and seconds later a 6-by-4-inch piece of artillery sharpnel plummeted through his roof landing on his daughter’s bed.
Luckily, Cassandra was spared because she was picked up early for a playdate.
Somehow, the Army dodged the bullet during their test to determine a safer way to dispose of unwanted artillery shells.
Picatinny is the site of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, whose mission is to conduct research, development and engineering for weapons systems.
Perhaps, MI6 fired on the wrong cat while aiming at Ernst Stavro Blofeld?
Blofeld was the super villian and archenemy of the British Secret Service agent James Bond 007, the cousin of Bondcat 0007 who has a problem with his motorcycle payload launcher! In other news, Al Gore has finally warmed up Hollydale in Minnesota just in time for the classic Spring Golf Opener!
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Piece of artillery crashes into home in Jefferson Twp. (Kills Cat)