Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Todd Canady

Dallas News |

We don’t know what Todd Canady was trying to buy at a Dallas Wally World Monday evening, but whatever it was, it’s going to end up being really expensive. “Police said that Todd Canady, 23, was in the checkout line when he fired the pistol he was carrying inside his pants.” We don’t know for sure, but we’re guessing Todd was carrying without the benefit of a holster. Not only is his ass a little worse for wear now, but the bullet sent concrete fragments flying when it hit the floor, injuring a woman and a child nearby. But Todd was bound and determined to make a bad situation even worse . . .


Although injured, the suspect allegedly ran from the store when he was confronted by an off-duty officer.

After catching up with Canady, officers determined that he had a valid concealed carry permit, but charged with evading arrest. He may also be charged with felony injury to a child.

Todd has a concealed carry license so at least he was packing legally. Of course, he probably won’t be enjoying the benefits of that for very much longer. What he will be enjoying, though, is a bright, shiny new IGOTD trophy courtesy of his friends here at TTAG. Not to mention the medical bills and maybe a tort claim from the other two injured parties. And to think a good holster would have only set him back about fifty bucks.

[h/t Tyler Kee]