The appropriately named Ernest Badman went to the emergency room on Thursday night. When he got there, the police were already waiting for him. Why?
Well, Ernest lives up to his last name. With multiple arrests and conviction for Grand Theft Auto and Domestic Violence, he is generally not the image of an upstanding, law-abiding citizen.
Around 10:30 Thursday night, Olivehurst, California resident Loren Sniffen came upon Badman in the process of stealing items from his car. Sniffen, believing Badman could be armed, grabbed his shotgun and fired multiple shots at the thief. Badman was wounded and was able to flee the scene and get into a getaway vehicle.
When Badman went for treatment at Rideout Regional Medical Center he found Yuba County sheriff's deputies waiting to take him into custody.