When you start getting older and pissed off at everyone, don’t let anyone tell you you’re too old to start killing people. Take Ben Collier for example.
A 103-year-old man, apparently vexed at being yelled at, opened fire on his 45-year-old grandson, injuring him, police said today.
The grandson had complained about the condition of the apartment he was renting from Ben. Ben didn’t like that one bit. I have an unconfirmed report that he was quoted as saying, “You think it’s dirty? I’ll show you dirty, bitch.” Whereupon he opened fire with a large-caliber handgun, hitting the grandson several times. Police arrived quickly to find Ben standing over his grandson trying to load a rifle. Another unconfirmed quote has him saying, “I just wanted to finish that dirty bitch off.”
It seems Ben was a celebrated WWI veteran and somewhat of a hero in the town. In an interview not long ago, he (actually) did say this,
“I can’t get over how bad the children are these days,” Collier told the newspaper. “They’d just as soon kill you as look at you. I can remember how we used to sleep out in the yard in the summer without a care in the world, and you can’t do that now.”