(April 2017, Argentina) "Divine punishment," said the judge, deciding not
to imprison a man who shot himself in the testicles while carrying an
illegal weapon in his waistband. The man lost his family jewels, his job as
a security guard, and was faced with years in prison until the court
ruled that he had been punished enough by a higher authority. Instant karma?
Reported widely in two major newspaper, Clarín and La Nacion, tact
requires us to withhold the name of this Living Darwin Award Winner. Jobs
are scarce in the man's town within Buenos Aires, and the unregistered
45-caliber Colt pistol had been given to him as part of his security job,
creating a tragedy within a tragedy.
The shooting occurred about two years ago. The final court decision
occurred in April 2017. Although this was reported on April 1st, my
Burgueño assures me that Argentina celebrates Fools Day on
December 28th, el dia de los santos inocentes.
Luca Cenci: "Winner of 2017 Darwin Award is... la guardia di sicurezza che tenendo la pistola nella
cintola si è evirato a pistolettate!"
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Submitted by: Luis Burgueño
Reference: Clarín (in English), and
La Nacion (in English).