Everyone around the apartment building knew Joe Youngblood liked to carry around a gun — a big revolver. He always flashed it out and showed it to people.
But Joe Youngblood didn’t really become known as Joe Youngblood until the card game incident.
While visiting a neighbor’s apartment for a game of poker, Joe began to suspect the guy sitting on the couch was cheating. He jolted out of his chair, pulled out his revolver and shot the guy in the head — blood splattered all over the wall behind the couch.
Joe bolted out of his neighbor’s apartment believing he committed murder. He disappeared for two days.
In actuality, the guy on the couch was not killed by the gun shot. The bullet grazed his skull near his hair line and while the impact knocked him unconscious and caused abrupt bleeding, he survived with only a minor injury.
Joe returned to the apartment in Denton after two days and was never charged with a crime relating to the card game incident. It wouldn’t be Joe’s last time, however, to pull out his revolver …