oscar-pistorious

No, not Harrison Ford. The South African Olympic paraplegic runner Oscar Pistorius they nicknamed Blade Runner because of his blade-like legs. Oscar was taken into custody after being accused of shooting his 30-year-old law graduate/aspiring model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the hand and head. The two have only been dating for a few months.

Pistorius told police the shooting was accidental and he had mistaken Reeva for an intruder. However, the NYT says police have previously received complaints of a “domestic nature” at Pistorius’ home. Authorities are looking to deny his application for bail.

What seems odd about the intruder story is you’d think he’d want to avoid killing someone by shouting “I have a gun” and she would have shouted, “I’m your girlfriend.” Or maybe she did, in which case, nevermind, that’s a terrible idea. Also, he shot her in the hands, arms and head. With that kind of aim, he must have seen who it was unless he was firing blindly into the darkness as logical people are prone to do whenever they hear strange noises in their home.