Geeks can be far too passionate about the things they love, and occasionally, that results in violence. Emphasis on occasionally. Jared M. Gurman was reportedly fighting with his girlfriend over The Walking Dead when he pulled a semiautomatic .22 caliber rifle and shot her in the back. She ended up with a pierced lung and diaphragm and shattered ribs. Over television zombies.
Detective Lieutenant Raymond Cote said:
“I just know that he felt very adamant that there could be some type of military mishap that would result in some sort of virus or something being released that could cause terrible things to happen.”
Gelderman apparently didn’t agree with his sentiments and an argument ensued. She left, and they kept fighting over text. When she went back to the house Gurman was there with the rifle in hand. Gurman’s lawyer is claiming the rifle went off accidentally. Gelderman is in stable condition, and Gurman is currently in jail.