Let met tell you a tale about a judge who’s a real rootin’ tootin’ shootin’ son of a gun.
He’s Harold Neville, retired from Humboldt County Superior Court in the wilds of far northwest California. But he seems to have a bit of the spirit of famed Judge Roy Bean, who called himself the “Law West of the Pecos” back in Texas in the 1800s.
It seems Neville had been fishing with a lady friend on Oct. 29, 2006, when he became alerted to the presence of car thieves, who had stolen one vehicle and were pillaging others, down a one-way road to the Klamath River. Rather than let ‘um get away, Neville — a former Marine and highway patrol officer — blocked the road with his truck, pulled a handgun out of the vehicle’s door and demanded one of the suspects, who was in a stolen Toyota 4Runner SUV 40 yards away, to stand down.
Find out what kind of a shot Neville was, after the jump ...