Cops say Florida Man™ Justin McCall, who was out on bond for two previous burglary arrests, stole a handgun during yet another vehicle break-in. That gun proved his undoing later that evening.
Wearing a woman’s boots from the earlier burglary, he negligently shot himself in the leg while committing yet another vehicle break-in.
McCall, aged 28, narrowly cheated the Darwin Awards committee thanks to a nearby neighbor who heard his cries for help. He admitted to suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound and the neighbor called police.
WinkNews has the details . . .
A man accidentally shot himself in the leg during an alleged attempted vehicle burglary in Okaloosa County.
Justin McCall, who was out of jail on bond, allegedly stole a firearm from a vehicle and was trying to break into another, authorities said. That’s when he accidentally shot himself. A woman outside her nearby home heard him say he had been shot and she called the police.
When police arrived, they found 28-year-old McCall with a gunshot wound to his leg, and he was taken to the hospital for treatment…
McCall had no business being out among the law-abiding public.
McCall was out of jail on bond for two burglaries, and he was on felony probation for a previous theft of a firearm. A day after the shooting, he was arrested on charges of grand theft, burglary to a structure, car burglary and felony violation of probation.
He has had 13 felony convictions in the state of Florida since 2012 — six for burglary, four for grand theft, and one for grand theft of a firearm, the sheriff’s department said.
Thirteen felony convictions and he shoots himself in the process of breaking into a car while wearing stolen women’s boots. He needs to spend more time in the big house for his own good…or move to Chicago where they don’t catch criminals at all, much less prosecute them.