Greenbrae, CA – Samuel Cutrufelli, 31, is suing 90-year-old Jay Leone for shooting him. Never mind the fact that Cutrufelli had just allegedly broken into Leone’s house to rob it, and that he had tied Leone up before rummaging through the home for valuables. This is America, yo.
Cutrufelli claims in a civil suit that Leone “negligently shot” him, causing him “great bodily injury, and other financial damage, including loss of Mr. Cutrufelli’s home, and also the dissolution of Mr. Cutrufelli’s marriage.”
Judging solely on the details of the civil suit, I’m guessing Cutrufelli doesn’t feel like his career as a thief, meth addict, convicted felon, and insufferable douchebag had anything to do with any of that.
Cutrufelli is currently embroiled in his criminal trial, facing two counts of attempted murder for an incident that occurred in January, leaving both men with gunshot wounds requiring lengthy hospital stays. If convicted, Cutrufelli faces life in prison. Read on and you may wind up feeling like that isn’t quite enough.
On January 4th, 11:00 AM, Cutrufelli reportedly kicked Leone’s door down and tied him up at gunpoint, then scoured the house for valuables to steal.
Leone, a former Marin County Sheriff’s deputy, probably didn’t seem like much of a threat at 90 years of age. So, when he claimed he desperately needed to use the bathroom, Cutrufelli released him and let him take care of business.
What the thief didn’t realize was that Leone kept five handguns in there. He emerged from the bathroom with a .357 and pointed it at Cutrufelli, who allegedly shot Leone in the jaw before the homeowner could fire his weapon. Leone returned fire, emptying the gun through the barrel. Three of those shots struck their target.
“After he shot me, I looked him straight in the eye,” said Leone. “He says, ‘Don’t kill me. Don’t kill me… I’ve got a daughter!’ I said, ‘f- you … pow, pow, pow, pow!’” You think that’s pretty awesome? Take a look at this cool customer as he waits at the courthouse to testify against his attacker.
Cutrufelli then reportedly wrestled with Leone, put a gun to his head, and pulled the trigger, but it was empty.
“Sure enough, he wrestled me to the floor, put the gun to my head, pulled the trigger, and it went, ‘click,’” Leone said. “And then he got all panicky. He ran out the door.”
The burglar then fled the scene, jumped in his car, and drove about a mile away. He then called the police, claiming that he had shot himself and required medical attention. Police weren’t buying it, I guess, and he was placed under arrest on suspicion of burglary and attempted murder.
Cutrufelli’s defense attorney claims that the whole incident was a drug deal that went bad, and that Leone shot him in the back as he tried to flee…and my penis is 18 inches long, thick as a Foster’s oil can.
In case you were thinking Cutrufelli might simply be a victim of circumstance, a basically nice guy with an unfortunate drug dependency he had no choice but to fuel: he previously pleaded guilty in 2001 to charges of attempted murder after stabbing some poor slob who was complaining about nearly being hit in a crosswalk.
As far as this civil suit matter is concerned, Leone was blissfully unaware of it until recently. “He’s the one who busted my door in,” he said. “I’ll just countersue him then. That’s what I’ll need to do.”
I extend my congratulations to Cutrufelli’s daughter, because growing up without a father has to be better than growing up with one who’s a cold-hearted, murderous dickweed; like hers.Tags: Attempted Murder, Burglary, California, civil lawsuit, Jay Leone, Samuel Cutrufelli