Here’s an equation a Colorado Springs man never learned in Mr. Merello’s seventh grade finite math class: handgun + ammo X cleanliness impulse ÷ BAC = truncated digit. From thedenverchannel.com: “Joshua T. Crabtree [not pictured above] called police around 11:15 p.m. to his home on the 500 block of S Hancock Ave. Crabtree said he had been cleaning his gun when it accidentally went off, shooting him in the left index finger.” See? It wasn’t really his fault . . .
It just went off. Josh, who’ll now need to wear sandals to count all the way up to ten, apparently bought one of those pistols that fires itself from time to time. Guess his gun dealer left that feature out of the sales pitch.
Crabtree was arrested in connection with the incident, but police have not said what charges, if any, will be filed. Police say Crabtree had been drinking at the time of the shooting.
Since he’s now down a finger (or a portion thereof) we’re hoping he can use the IGOTD trophy he’ll be getting soon to make sure that chamber is clear in the future.