Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Shoot Happens

Auto Repair Injury A Nut Case

A man trying to loosen a stubborn wheel nut blasted the wheel with a 12-gauge shotgun, injuring himself badly in both legs, according to sheriff's deputies in Kitsap County, Washington state. The 66-year-old man had spent two weeks repairing a Lincoln Continental for two weeks at his home. From about arm's length, the man fired the shotgun at the wheel nut and was ``peppered'' in both legs with buckshot and other debris, with some injuries as high on his body as his chin.

FOOTNOTE: Hot shot.

16 comments:

Dan Mega said...

Thats just...well, stupid.

david mcmahon said...

Maybe he wrote ``Gunner do this properly'' in his diary instead of ``Gonna do this properly.''

Good luck with the move, Dan - but make sure you get ``her'' number first - the person down the hall.

Keep us posted ....

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

His frustration really came out of its shell...

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Wendy said...

I've never seen a shotgun in a tool box. Guess, he learned a lesson the hard way. Wonder what he'll try next time he needs to loosen a nut.

Merisi said...

Who wouldn't have shot at that ricalcitrant wheel nut? Besides, who's to blame for letting that poor guy having the car for only "two weeks at his home"?

webduck said...

I am sorry to say, I live in Kitsap County, WA. Not ALL of us are that stupid though. I prefer to believe this guy was a transplant...maybe from another planet?

Neva said...

It is hard to believe how stupid some people are...the world over! amazing!

Pamela said...

rage trumps common sense.
always wise to note that when playing cars.

Steffi said...

I agree with Dan mega...
Thank you for your stopping in my blog ;O)

indicaspecies said...

Reflectory shot for the refractory wheel.
Diary remark: Goner did it properly!

i beati said...

we have some people living way way out in the country here who like to remove warts with firearms if you get my drift...

Craver Vii said...

I wonder whether he laughed or cried as they lugged him off to the hospital. What a nut!

Brian in Oxford said...

Think about how stupid the average person is. Half of 'em are even more stupid than that.

(Thanks to George Carlin for that one...)

Misty Dawn said...

Shot a Lincoln, eh? Was his last name Oswald?

BRUNO said...

Yeah, that's kinda---dense, alright.

Maybe if he had used a SLUG, though...!

Moosekahl said...

It's people like this that keep me busy at work :)