Curious Guy Shoots Own Foot

Colorado man wanted to know what it felt like
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2015 3:21 AM CDT
Curious Guy Shoots Own Foot
Ouch.   (Shutterstock)

Being incredibly stupid is not a crime in Colorado—but reckless endangerment is, and a man named Adam Hirtle was charged with it after telling cops he shot himself in the foot to find out what it felt like. A police spokesman tells the Denver Post that when officers went to a hospital to investigate a report of an accidental gun discharge, the 30-year-old Colorado Springs resident told them the shooting was deliberate.

He "stated he took his boot off and shot it, then placed his boot back on his foot and then intentionally shot himself in the foot," police say. "He did not sustain life-threatening injury nor was anybody else injured." He was also charged with a prohibited use of a weapon and, suggesting there may have been a minor present, child abuse, Fox31 reports. (More weird crimes stories.)

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