Aug 10, 2011

Use holster and safety: Arizona man hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself

NewsNM Swickard: Darwin moment? I think so. From the New York Daily News - A hapless Arizona man was facing possible gun charges Tuesday after he accidentally shot himself in his private parts - with his fiancee's little pink pistol. Joshua Seto was walking with Cara Christopher to a convenience store in the town of Chandler, AZ, last week when he began stuffing her gun into the front waistband of his pants - and it went off, police said. The bullet pierced the 27-year-old Seto's organ and passed through his left thigh and the blood immediately began gushing. Seto was hospitalized and later released. "We don't know if he suffered any permanent damage," Sgt. J. Favazzo of the Chandler Police Department said Tuesday. "The case remains under investigation and we are still in the process of determining whether to press charges." Favazzo said he did not know what kind of weapon was involved in the accident. Local news outlets reported only that it was pink. In the meantime, police said what happened to Seto should be a lesson to all gun owners who take their safety cues from unrealistic TV shows that depict tough guys stuffing their weapons into their waistbands. Read more

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