“…they’ve threatened my wife, they’ve now fired a shot at my house and, uh, while my wife was standing next to the car…uh, it’s become something else…and if anybody thinks that we’re not engaged in a battle for the soul of this country, right now, you’re sorely mistaken…”
“…my wife now has been, and I, have been shot at, uh, our driver, uh, my house has been shot and hit, uh, an investigation continues, I’ve had bodyguards now, and, you know what, I’m not in a mood to put up with little fools like Geraldo Rivera, uh, it’s time that we really awakened to what is happening in this country, it is ugly…”
NJ Law Enforcement Appear to Contradict
Dobbs’ Version of Gunfire Incident
Interviews with the New Jersey State Police yielded a rather different assessment of the events described by Dobbs. In a phone interview conducted yesterday, Sgt. Stephen Jones, a NJ State Police spokesperson, chuckled out loud after he heard about Dobbs’ account of the gunfire incident. Jones commented that he “wouldn’t classify it [the gunfire incident] as very unusual.” He also confirmed that there are hunters in the area, and stated that, “at this time of year hunter [shooting] complaints go up.”…
Another New Jersey State Police spokesperson, Sgt. Julian Castellanos, noted that “it’s a wide open area and there are hunters in the area.” Castellanos explained that the bullet had hit the house in vicinity of the attic; it “hit the vinyl siding and fell to the ground” without penetrating the vinyl, he said…
When asked to comment for this story, Dobbs disputed the New Jersey State Police’s account, saying in an email that “there was no hunting season underway three weeks ago.” However, an official at the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife Bureau of Law Enforcement confirmed in a phone interview that state hunting seasons were underway at the time of the gunfire incident three weeks ago.
Asked what he thought of Dobbs’ version of the gunfire incident, Sgt. Jones stated, “I’m really going to leave Lou Dobbs’ assessment to himself.”