It seems that some people are just desperate to be listed in The Darwin Awards .
This weeks “‘tard of the week” story (something that human nature will, no doubt, allow me to continue regularly) goes to Shannon D. Austin from Salina, Kansas.
“SALINA, Kan: A 36-year-old Salina man survived shooting himself in the head after pulling the trigger of a gun he thought was empty.”
And goes on to explain:
“The shooting occurred when Austin’s neighbor, Michael Urich, stopped by to tell him he had been in a fight at a local bar, police said. Austin fired the revolver — which he thought did not contain any bullets — several times in the air in a show of support for Urich.”
He then turned the gun to his own head, with the expected (albeit dissapointing) results.
And the punchline of the article?
“Austin was treated at a local hospital, where police ticketed him for shooting a firearm within city limits.”
LOL! Only in America…Full story here.