What’s with Americans these days and shooting into vehicles full of unarmed black teenagers?
Arkansas resident Willie Noble, 48, who shot at a carload of teenage pranksters, killing a 15-year-old cheerleader, is facing a slew of charges, including first degree murder, one count of a terroristic act and five counts of aggravated assault.
On Friday night, a group of Little Rock, Arkansas teenagers decided to play a prank at the home of a friend who had previously played a prank on them. Little did they know their friend’s dad was a little psycho…
The Arkansas teens threw mayonnaise, toilet paper, eggs and other debris on the car parked in Noble’s driveway.
“It was a joke. We was friends, we was gonna come over there and clean it up. It was supposed to be a prank. We were supposed to get up right now, and we were supposed to laugh,” one of the teens said.
But as they got back in their vehicle to make a speedy getaway, Willie Noble stormed of his house and allegedly fired several shots into the vehicle. Adrian Broadway, 15, was shot in the head and the 18-year-old driver of the vehicle was hit in the arm. The teens were able to escape and drove their bullet riddled car to a gas station where they immediately called the police. Broadway was then taken to Children’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the car was treated for his injuries and quickly released.
Upon arrest, Noble told police he simply wanted to scare the carload of teenagers he believed vandalized his vehicle with eggs and mayonnaise. Arkansas police reported that Noble, who clearly doesn’t handle Halloween well, did not call police before or after the shooting. Who needs the police when you have your own gun?
Noble is currently being held in the Pulaski County Jail on $1 million bond after being charged with first-degree murder, five counts of aggravated assault and committing a terroristic act.
The case is eerily similar to the Michael Dunn case except that Noble is black and there was some actual property damage. But while having your car splattered with mayonnaise is slightly worse than being annoyed with loud music, I have a feeling the jury won’t be hung about this first-degree murder conviction. The stand your ground defense is kind of like bleach – it does wonders for whites, but it will ruin your coloreds.