A Chapel Hill police officer was placed on routine administrative leave after accidentally shooting a co-worker in the foot...To put it in the language of Thomas Hobbes, who's the author of this act? There are two references in the report of the rifle discharging, making the rifle the author of the act, yet only one reference making Rhoads the author. Mr. Hobbes must be rolling in his grave to see contemporary scribes attributing ownership of action to inanimate objects.
Sgt. Donald Rhoads was unloading his rifle around 4:05 p.m. when it discharged, hitting Sgt. Andrew Smith's left foot.
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