Jealousy leads us to do stupid things... but involving a shotgun is REALLY stupid.

According to witnesses, a 36-year-old Moses Lake man arrived at the home of an acquaintance (it appears his niece was one of the people inside) with his girlfriend... and a shotgun.

He forced entry and pointed the shotgun at one of the men inside who he accused of texting his girlfriend. He chased that man into the garage. Witnesses say they heard him tell the victim to get on his knees... but instead of shooting him the invader took the victim's cell phone, got into his girlfriend's car, and drove away.

The victim was being uncooperative, so police charged the intruder with stealing the cell phone.