“My dog shot me.” That’s what Richard Remme of Ft. Dodge, Iowa told police when they arrived at his home yesterday. No, he didn’t leave a firearm lying around. Actually, he was carrying concealed at the time. So what happened?
“I carry. It’s a Ruger 9 mm, and it’s got a safety on it,” Remme said. “I was lying on the couch, and we were horsing around, me and the dog. And I was tossing him off my lap, and he was jumping back on my lap.
Where does Remme carry his gun when he’s packing?
“And I carry in a belly band, under my bib overalls. And apparently he bumped the safety one time, and when he bounded back over one of his toes went right down into the trigger guard.
“It has a trigger safety as well as a thumb safety, and he managed to hit both of them, and it discharged and went into my leg, did no major damage to anything.”
One in a million shot, Doc. One in a million. The pup, named Balew, immediately felt remorse for what he’d done.
“The dog’s a big wuss,” (Remme) said. “The poor dog laid down beside me and cried, because he thought he was in trouble for doing something wrong. He’s a pit lab mix. He’s afraid of the dark, he’s afraid of water.”
His injury was checked out and Remme was released. But he’s apparently carrying around a souvenir now.
“They want me to follow-up later with a surgeon, to see if later we need to possibly look at removing the bullet.”