(25 March 2005, Salina, Kansas) "At the time, he was uncooperative," said
the Saline County Sheriff, describing the difficulty deputies encountered
in determining the cause of a self-inflicted bullet wound. Perhaps Michael,
the 27-year-old victim of his inner klutz, was simply embarrassed to admit
he had managed to shoot himself in the groin with a 22-caliber bullet,
while armed only with a pellet gun.
The deputy's report included no mention of alcohol, so Michael was
apparently sober when he placed a bullet on a picnic table and fired at it
with his air rifle. The results he expected are not known. But the
experiment yielded conclusive data. As he eventually, and abashedly,
explained to a detective, "a pellet from the rifle hit the shell, causing
it to explode."
The bullet shot into his groin, fragmenting into an area rich with major
nerves and arteries, thereby presenting an interesting challenge to Kansas
City neurosurgeons. They were up to the task, and Michael was thereby
depriving of winning a full Darwin Award... this time!
Darwin says, "Recursively, we were recently mentioned in the Saline County
Journal, the source of this article."
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Submitted by: David Daynard
Reference: Salina Journal