As I am entering the “you kids get off my lawn” stage of my life, this story from Willmar resonates:
A 50-year-old man told authorities he was fed up with teens toilet-papering his house during homecoming week. This year, he decided to defend his property — with a squirt gun filled with fox urine.
Now, Scott Wagar is in trouble with the law. He pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in Kandiyohi County District Court to misdemeanor assault and other charges. He was released on personal recognizance.
I’m not much of an outdoors guy but where does someone get fox urine? At the Fox Urine ‘R Us store?
The excellent West Central Tribune has the answer:
Fox urine, it turns out, is readily available online and in stores that sell hunting supplies, pesticides and critter repellents. A visit to Google yielded 192,000 references to the stuff.
The story is causing some reaction, as you might expect. Kentucky checked in on the comments section of the newspaper story:
I am form Kentucky. This is the dumbest stuff i have ever read about. i cant beleive the police are that dumb. I am only 30,,but back when i was a teenager,,,we would get rocksalt or bird shot from a 12 guage in our backside. if you know what i mean. i cant believe this even made the news……..how dumb!!!!!!
Fox urine, as it turns out, is regularly used by Christmas tree farms to discourage theft.
Still unanswered, however, is how the Willmar man attacked his attackers. How do you spray fox urine? Do you just keep it in a bucket by the door?