Guys can get into a lot of trouble when they have too much time on their hands. Idle hands and all that. Shawn Mossow and an un-named buddy were messing around on Sunday when the friend decided it was as good a day as any to check an item off of his bucket list: getting shot. Shawn’s amigo just wouldn’t be able to say he’d lived without finding out what it feels like to take a bullet. It’s no big deal, though. They knew enough not to use a 1911. Instead they selected Mossow’s .22 rifle. It’s not like they’re stupid or anything . . .
The AP has the gory details:
State police in St. Lawrence County say the shooting occurred around 5 p.m. Sunday in the rural town of Stockholm when 25-year-old Shawn Mossow of neighboring Norfolk relented to his friend’s repeated requests and shot him once in the right leg with a .22-caliber rifle.
They’re both probably taken aback by all the subsequent hubbub. It’s not like Mossow shot his friend in anger or anything. It was consensual, right? And Mossow managed to miss the femoral artery so the friend’s going to recover so really, what’s the big deal?
Mossow’s enjoying three hots and a cot in the county jail now after being charged with reckless endangerment. Maybe his buddy’s testimony that he had wanted Mossow to shoot him will persuade jury to go easy when Shawn ultimately gets his day in court. Until then, he’ll just have to be content knowing that, in addition to fulfilling his buddy’s dream, his name will live on here, enshrined on our IGOTD wall of fame.
[h/t Allen V]