In the latest junk shot to make the news, an unidentified Port St. Lucie, Florida man told police that – surprise! – he was just walking down the street minding his own bidness when somedood up and shot him in the huevos. You gotta know that cops hear this one at least three times a week. I’m guessing they have station pools going with the over/under for unsuspecting pedestrian shootings set somewhere around 2 1/2 each weekend. But upon further questioning . . .
…not to mention the telltale powder burns and that pesky angle-of-entry thing, the truth always comes out. Here, courtesy palmbeachpost.com, is this guy’s leg-clenching description of what happened
The man later said he was at a friend’s home in the 200 block of Southeast Verada Avenue cleaning his .357 Magnum revolver when he “somehow accidentally shot himself in the groin and leg area,” a report states. He said he had a friend drive him to the hospital, where a doctor told police the bullet lodged in his thigh after striking his genitals.
Cleaning a revolver is pretty much an IQ test. While you can inadvertently leave one in a pistol’s pipe (and some make you pull the trigger to release the slide) that’s not the case with a revolver. No wheelgun forces you to make it click in order to open the cylinder. Never mind pointing it at the big Jim and the twins while you’re doing it.
So the Port St. Lucie police will have to excuse our skepticism about the “just cleaning my gun” story the schmoe with the newly exposed testicles fobbed off on them. Be that as it may, though, this little tale of woe is eminently IGOTD-worthy. The incrementally purer human gene pool we’ll all enjoy down the road is just a happy little side benefit.