The Trick or Treating Dead

Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a 13-year-old boy, who was dressed as a zombie, who they mistook for the real thing. The shooting occurred Tuesday afternoon in Santa Rosa, Calif., the police said.

Two patrolling officers spotted the teenager staggering and shouting, “Brains! Brains!” and repeatedly ordered him to halt, according to their televised statement. “We drew our weapons, ordered him to stop advancing, then fired several rounds into the subject’s head … striking him several times, … You have to hit zombies in the head, or you’re just wasting your ammo,” one of the two deputies explained as his partner elbowed him hard in the ribs.

When asked if they realized it was Halloween, they nodded and said, “Well, … yeah.”

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