First Darwin award of 2009!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by skinny_water, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. skinny_water

    skinny_water Well-Known Member

    DELAND — DeLand police are investigating a bizarre shooting at a cemetery that involved bullets used in a military funeral service but no gun.

    Howard Sheppard, 30, of Deltona, was shot in the left biceps and went to Florida Hospital DeLand for treatment, Officer Jacob Hudson wrote in a report.

    Sheppard, who works at DeLand Memorial Gardens, told a nurse he picked up six rounds of ammunition and one of them discharged and struck him in the arm, Hudson said. When Sheppard said the other five rounds were in his shirt pocket, a security guard took the shirt and called police.

    Sheppard initially said the ammunition was on a shelf and one of the bullets may have discharged because he threw a hammer and a string trimmer on the shelf, police said. After being pressed, he told Hudson that he secured the sixth bullet in a vise clamp, placed a metal punch into the cartridge primer and hit the punch with a hammer.
  2. jmarkklock

    jmarkklock Well-Known Member

    I think it's just an honorable mention, to the Darwin award, he needs to remove himself from the gene pool.  ;)

  3. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    WE had a moron put a shotgun shell in a tree and shoot it with a pellet gun ...
  4. skinny_water

    skinny_water Well-Known Member

    Nice, a lot of bad things can happen with a BB gun. Had a kid in my HS double loaded a BB gun....which the box says not to do. BB gun got messed up some how so he grabbed the barrel. Took two to the palm of the hand. Woops.