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Rapture Ribbing Leads To Shooting

A Lorane woman says her son told her that he was shot last Friday by a co-worker who had been teased at work about his apparent belief in the biblical Rapture that some predicted would cause the end of the world beginning on May 21. Robin O’Brien said the alleged shooter has worked alongside her son, Jerry Andrews, at LHM Hydraulics in west Eugene for several years. While her son told her that he and Dale O’Callaghan had argued occasionally, he didn’t think they were on bad terms, O’Brien said. But O’Callaghan took it personally when Andrews and other co-workers needled him in recent weeks about his belief in a California preacher’s prediction that May 21 was to be the day that Jesus Christ returned to Earth, O’Brien said her son told her/Jack Moran, Eugene Register-Guard. More here. (AP file photo, of an RV advertising impending Armageddon May 21, in downtown Seattle)

Question: Do you enjoy teasing & being teased?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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