Here's an interesting addition to the Oscar Pistorius story.
The Paralympian who allegedly murdered his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, and stated that he thought she was an intruder, had tweeted about experiencing what he thought was another break in last November, but turned out to be a false alarm.
"Nothing like getting home to hear the washing machine on and thinking its an intruder to go into full combat recon mode into the pantry! waa," he wrote.
Pistorius' affinity for guns is no secret. While being profiled for The New York Times in January 2012, the man who has been given the name "Blade Runner" made it quite clear that he was a gun enthusiast.
"He [Pistorius] mentioned that a security alarm in the house had gone off the previous night, and he had grabbed his gun and tiptoed downstairs. (It turned out to be nothing.)," the article read.
"'We should go to the range,' he said. He fetched his 9-millimeter handgun and two boxes of ammunition. We got back in the car and drove to a nearby firing range, where he instructed me on proper technique. Pistorius was a good coach. A couple of my shots got close to the bull's-eye, which delighted him. 'Maybe you should do this more,' he said. 'If you practiced, I think you could be pretty deadly.' I asked him how often he came to the range. 'Just sometimes when I can't sleep,' he said."
Local police responded to a report of gunshots at Pistorius' home early Thursday morning, and upon arriving, paramedics discovered that the Steenkamp had been shot several times. She was subsequently pronounced dead.
Pistorius was taken into custody, and he is scheduled to appear in court Friday.