Here’s one of the best headlines since ‘Headless Body Found in Topless Bar’ and it comes to us courtesy of nbcnews.com: ‘Woman shot by oven while trying to cook waffles.’ We know, you’re wondering where her Amana got the gat in the first place, right? It didn’t happen quite that way. “Aalaya Walker was visiting a friend in St. Petersburg Monday when they decided they wanted some late-night waffles, The Tampa Bay Times reported. So Walker began preheating the oven — unaware that her friend, JJ Sandy, 25, was storing a magazine from his .45-caliber Glock 21 in the oven” . . .
JJ must be some kinda Safety Suzy or sumpthin’.
Sandy told police he’d stored the gun in a drawer but had stored the magazine in the oven. Four rounds were in the 13-capacity magazine, he said.
Cause when you need your ammo in a hurry, what’s more accessible than the range in the kitchen? Only he forgot to tell his girl. When Aalaya got a might peckish and warmed up the oven in anticipation of some Belgian delights, bang went the Winchesters.
The magazine exploded about 9 p.m. ET, spraying casing fragments at high speed and striking Walker. She managed to pick some of the fragments out of her leg and chest and then took a bus to the hospital, where she was treated and released.
In what appears to be an epic non-sequitur, NBC notes that,
Sandy wasn’t charged because he had a proper concealed weapons permit….
Exactly why someone would need a concealed weapons permit to have a gun in his home isn’t really clear. Be that as it may, though, we hope this little incident was a teachable moment for JJ and persuades him to keep his guns and ammo somewhere with a little less potential for thermal variation. Until then, maybe he can hide his mags behind the IGOTD trophy he’ll soon have on his mantle.