In all the years of bringing to you folks stories on this site, the following has to be the most bizarre, craziest, and funniest shit I’ve come across to date. Not that death is funny, but you have to admit that as fucked up as what was done by the father in this story, what he did after killing his son is pretty friggin hilarious — hey, let’s just say I have a sick sense of humor.

No, seriously, if I didn’t know any better I’d say that the following story out of Minnesota was actuially a new DirecTV commercial. Only that this one after encouraging you to get DirecTV would end with the punchline, “Don’t end up attempting to fight your son in the afterlife.” Now tell me, doesn’t that make you chuckle just a bit? C’mon, I mean, just a lil’ bit?

This from Minnesota’s WCCO:

An 84-year-old man is charged with shooting and killing his son after a dispute over the son paying to install cable television in the house, according to charges filed Thursday.

 

Pang Se Vang is charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of his son, 36-year-old Chue Vang.

 

According to the criminal charges, several people were in the house when police arrived in response to theMonday shooting, including the suspect’s wife, two sons and one of the son’s infant child.

 

Police spoke to the eldest brother who said he was sleeping upstairs when his mother woke him up and told him his father shot his brother. He came downstairs and found his brother, Chue, who was bleeding and appeared to be dead, according to the charges.

 

That’s when his father walked out of a bedroom holding a shotgun. The son told police he grabbed the gun and wrestled it away from his father but during the struggle, the gun discharged into the ceiling, according to the complaint.

 

His father then retreated back into the bedroom and closed the door. The son called 911 and left the house with the rifle.

 

Upon arrival, an officer called the suspect, who was still locked in a bedroom, and asked him to come outside with his hands up. Pang Vang responded that he couldn’t come out because he stabbed himself in the chest. He told the officer that he and his son were arguing and that he grabbed his hunting shotgun, pointed it at his son and shot him, according to the charges.

 

He said he then stabbed himself because he “did not want to settle the issue in court. He would settle the dispute with his son when they reached the afterlife,” according to the complaint.

 

The Ramsey County SWAT team then entered the home and located Pang Vang in a bedroom on the main floor. He was on the bed and covered in blood, according to police. They secured a large, black-handled knife near his hand and transported him to the hospital.

 

Police also contacted Vang’s pastor who said he called him a short time before the shooting. According to the complaint, the pastor said he was upset about the fact that his son would not pay to install cable television in the house. During the argument, his son told his father he could move out of the house, the pastor said.

Now, maybe it’s that I don’t subscribe to the belief that there is an afterlife that makes this hilarious. Yes, in my mind there’s no afterlife — yep, there’s no heaven or hell; nut just life and death. Besides, it’s not like anyone I know has ever sent me a text message from the afterlife to either complain about how much it sucks or how groovy it is.

A law enforcement official ducks under the police perimeter line outside a home at 1863 County Road B East in Maplewood on Monday March 24, 2014, where witnesses say a male family member had shot another male family member, according to Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell. The shooter and the victim were in the home until about 2 p.m., when neighbors said officers brought out a man on a stretcher and a person in a body bag. (Pioneer Press: Ben Garvin)
A law enforcement official ducks under the police perimeter line outside a home at 1863 County Road B East in Maplewood on Monday March 24, 2014, where witnesses say a male family member had shot another male family member, according to Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell. The shooter and the victim were in the home until about 2 p.m., when neighbors said officers brought out a man on a stretcher and a person in a body bag. (Pioneer Press: Ben Garvin)

But let’s say that there is actually life after death. Just for the sake of argument here, wouldn’t it be funny if the father in this story did suceed in killing himself and wound up in the wrong place and was unable to actually fight his son? Yeah, so I shouldn’t be laughing but I can’t help it.