Guns + Idiots = Idiots Shooting Themselves In The Penis

A few days ago in Macon, Georgia, at a Sunoco filling station, an unidentified man was holstering his firearm when his gun accidentally discharged. The bullet slammed clean through his penis and exited from his butt. Instead of calling an ambulance or at least driving himself to the hospital, the man drove to a buddy’s house and asked the friend to drive him to the hospital.

This is just one of at least six incidents in which an allegedly responsible gun owner has shot himself in the penis over the last four years. No, it’s not a lot, but it’s enough. For the record, here are five other Darwin award winners since 2010 who either shot themselves in the penis, testicles or all three:

1) Unidentified Teenager – March, 2010.

A Vallejo teenager allegedly shot himself in the testicles Thursday afternoon, police said.

Police said the 17-year-old, whose name is being withheld because he’s a minor, walked into Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center at about 5:45 p.m. with a gunshot wound.

The gun is still outstanding, police said, and the teen has not been cooperative.

2) Unidentified Man – May, 2010.

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — A man was shot in the testicles Sunday afternoon after a gun in his waistband accidentally discharged, police said.

The man was shopping at the Lowe’s hardware store in Lynnwood around 12:30 p.m. when the gun went off, said Shannon Sessions with Lynnwood police.

3) Joshua Seto – August, 2011.

CHANDLER, Ariz. – Police are preaching firearms safety after a Chandler man accidentally shot himself in the penis with his girlfriend’s little pink pistol.

According to Chandler police, Joshua Seto, 27, was tucking the little gun – reportedly a Taurus 380 Compact Pistol similar to the one pictured above – into his waistband as he walked toward the store with his girlfriend, Cara Christopher.

The gun went off. The bullet hit Seto’s penis and continued through his left thigh.

4) Tavis Colbert, July, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY —A metro man looking to sell a gun he had recently purchased accidentally shot himself in the groin on Saturday when he tried to make sure the weapon worked properly, police said.

5) Michael Smeriglio – September, 2012.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida (WTSP) – A teenager is recovering after police say he shot himself in the penis and testicle while cleaning a gun he just bought.

Police say 18-year-old Michael Smeriglio first lied to police saying someone shot him while he was walking down the street. After being questioned by police he admitted to accidentally doing it himself.

On the upside, at least these smarties didn’t shoot anyone else, which is often the case. Not to end on a tragic note, but this happened yesterday.

Adding… Via Twitter:

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