Aren’t the humans supposed to be on the same side in a zombie apocalypse? Well, AMC’s The Walking Dead has made it very clear that humans cannot be trusted post zombie takeover, and it seems the same goes for real life.
Deadline.com reports that Long Island’s Jared Gurman was arrested on the charge of attempted murder of his girlfriend, Jessica Gelderman, after the couple argued the legitimate possibility of a zombie apocalypse. The argument stemmed from The Walking Dead’s pilot episode, when the main character, Rick, wakes up after a coma to find the world overrun by zombies. Gurman was adamant this sort of situation could actually occur and didn’t appreciate Gelderman ridiculing his opinions. So, to take out his frustration Gurman shot her in the back with a .22 caliber rifle. Jessica survived the attack with a pierced lung, pierced diaphragm and shattered rib. She’s in stable condition, but her presumably now ex-boyfriend isn’t quite as stable.
At a conference on Tuesday, Gurman justified his argument, stating “There could be military mishap that would result in some sort of virus being released that could cause a terrible thing to happen.” Alright Gurman, we agree that you are entitled to your own opinion, but is it really worth shooting your girlfriend and going to jail over? Although, per The Walking Dead Season 3, a jail might be a safe haven in a zombie apocalypse. Perhaps Gurman was on to something…
My word of advice to Jared Gurman? If you really believe in a military prompted zombie apocalypse, it sounds like it’d be pretty hard for you to get (and keep) anything resembling a girlfriend. In the future it might be wise to avoid shooting any girl with potential to be your boo or the relationship will be dead in the water. Or she’ll just be dead. Just something to consider when you get out of jail and back in the dating pool.