Man accidentally shoots himself in the...
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Posted by David Schott (+17187) 11 years ago
SEATTLE TIMES: Man accidentally shoots himself in testicles
Seattle Times staff

A man accidentally shot himself in the testicles at Lowe's Home Improvement store in Lynnwood Sunday afternoon, police said.

The man's handgun, which was in the waistband of his pants, went off at about 12:30 p.m. - an apparent "accidental discharge," according to Shannon Sessions, a Lynnwood police spokeswoman.

"It made a loud noise and scared a lot of people in the store," Sessions said. "I believe he shot himself in the testicles and he also had some injuries to his leg and foot. He was obviously in shock."

Nobody else was hurt and no one appeared to be with the man, she said.

Police and fire responded, and the man was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle before police had a chance to interview him extensively. Sessions had no further details about the man.

Lynnwood police are continuing to investigate but "at this point it does look like it's accidental," Sessions said. A manager at Lowe's said store personnel are not commenting on the incident.

http://seattletimes.nwsou...nt31m.html
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 11 years ago
Ouch.
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Posted by SS66 (+448) 11 years ago
With the price of Vasectomies on the rise, I expect to see similar incidents more frequently
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Posted by polar bear (+511) 11 years ago
That's a story he can tell his grandchildren.

Oh, wait---he won't have any.
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Posted by Jeff Denton (+753) 11 years ago
I'm sure he'll tell the story to lots of people. He'll just be telling it a couple octaves higher.
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Posted by Shu (+1796) 11 years ago
Obviously, this story is a "can of worms" as far as all the questions it will bring-up: why was the man carrying the gun in the first place? Did he have a permit to do so? Why didn't he have a holster? How severe is the injury? Did he castrate himself with the gunshot, or was there only partial damage and can he still have babies?...and, perhaps, the biggest question is: what the hell was he thinking???

...come to think of it, I'm not so sure I'd care to know the details, after all...it's not like I don't have my own life to run where I am.
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Posted by Bill Freese (+481) 11 years ago
Sounds like a potential Darwin award here.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14983) 11 years ago
Only one way to describe this: Way to go, numbass.
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Posted by Tracy Walters (+304) 11 years ago
You DO mean numbNUTS don't, you, Richard?
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6078) 11 years ago
This thread is nuts.

Or isn't.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3685) 11 years ago
Or.....is it?
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