When I worked at CNN as a videotape editor, the producers would hand me a “package” of audio and video and tell me they wanted it assembled within half-an-hour. It was literally impossible. But a videotape editor couldn’t say that to a producer. So we’d nod our heads, salute and say KBISFB. I can now reveal the meaning of the videotape editors’ secret code: “Keep Believing It, Shit for Brains.” Which refers to other readers, NOT our Armed Intelligentsia. Anyway, I’m bringing the term here to TTAG for firearms-related stories that stretch the limits of credibility to the point where they don’t require a blogger’s deft deconstruction. The first one hails from my hometown police’s blotter . . .
A 19-year-old Mount Hope man told the police that he fell down drunk and shot himself in the leg late Thursday night.
The police were called about gunfire on Doyle Avenue a few minutes after 11 p.m. and found Jason Stallworth at Camp Street and Doyle Avenue, according to a police report. Stallworth had a bullet wound in his leg and abrasions all over his face, the police said.
Stallworth told the police that he was drunk and fell down some stairs, which is when he shot himself. He said he dropped the gun somewhere, but wasn’t sure where, the report said.
Stallworth was taken to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment.