This incident happened in the spring of 1994. A young American named Ronald Opus decided to commit suicide. In a suicide note, it was written that he, Ronald, took this step due to financial difficulties and misunderstanding on the part of his parents.
After writing this message, Mr. Opus climbed onto the windowsill and threw himself down from the ninth floor. It is unlikely that he would have done this if he had known that the window cleaners who worked in the house that day pulled on a safety net at the level of the seventh floor. So, having flown two floors, Opus would have simply collapsed onto an elastic net with wet pants, but quite alive. But then a fantastic incident intervened. Just the same fatal bad luck!
As Ronald flew past an eighth-floor window, a shot from a tenant on the eighth floor hit his head from the room. While the police were removing the corpse from the net and identifying the deceased with his head almost completely blown off by a shot, the detectives decided that the gunman should be charged with manslaughter. After all, if he had not shot, Ronald Opus remained alive, having fallen on the net.
Further investigation revealed new facts. It turned out that the old man had shot at his wife, but missed, and the charge hit the window. So, it flashed among the detectives, it is necessary to adjust the accusation - to manslaughter add attempted murder (of the wife). Just in moments of anger and quarrels with his wife, he always grabbed an unloaded shotgun from the wall and made a "control shot" - he scared his wife with a flick of the trigger. It was already like a family ritual. According to both spouses, the shotgun always hung on the wall and was never loaded by anyone. So, under American law, the manslaughter charge now lay with the one who secretly loaded the shotgun.
Who! Having found out that only their son could freely enter the room of the cocky spouses, the police detectives contacted his friend and found out a lot of interesting things. Knowing that the father often threatens the mother with a weapon hanging on the wall, the son secretly loaded it, hoping that at the first scandal he would shoot his mother and go to jail. However, for the past few weeks, the couple lived surprisingly peacefully, which indescribably upset the failed avenger. Where is this bastard?
"How where? - the old man was surprised.
- The son lives on the floor above ... "
Yes, the sought-after son turned out to be himself ... Ronald Opus! It was he who loaded the shotgun, and when revenge failed, he threw himself out of the window in despair. And he was shot with his own charge. His own father, whom he wanted to put in jail. Suicide happened, although not quite the way Opus wanted it ...
Although this whole story looks like a fiction, it is actually a recorded fact.