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Fri Jun 15, 2012, 11:56 AM

Man shoots himself in the penis in Birmingham



Man shoots himself in the penis in Birmingham
10:55 AM, June 15, 2012
By Tammy Stables Battaglia
Detroit Free Press Staff Writer


A Southfield man is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the penis as he adjusted his gun, according to police.

The 45-year-old heating and air-conditioning company employee was on a job in Birmingham on Tuesday when the incident took place, Birmingham Police Deputy Chief Mark Clemence said today. He was getting ready to work and was moving the .40-caliber Glock pistol in his pants when it discharged at 11:15 a.m.

"Through and through, if you can believe it," Clemence said. "The situation could have been a lot worse. You think about it -- your femoral artery runs down there. He could have shot it off. It could have been a lot worse. Itís a big bullet; youíre not talking a small bullet."

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Although he had a permit to carry the gun, he may face charges of reckless discharge of a firearm, Clemence said. The city's prosecutor is expected to review the case, he added.

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Reply Man shoots himself in the penis in Birmingham (Original post)
Bozita Jun 2012 OP
Drale Jun 2012 #1
appal_jack Jun 2012 #14
HillWilliam Jun 2012 #2
Xyzse Jun 2012 #3
Tierra_y_Libertad Jun 2012 #4
Malikshah Jun 2012 #5
BootinUp Jun 2012 #6
panader0 Jun 2012 #7
ryan_cats Jun 2012 #8
marmar Jun 2012 #9
Warren Stupidity Jun 2012 #10
OriginalGeek Jun 2012 #11
Egalitarian Thug Jun 2012 #12
SidDithers Jun 2012 #13
sarisataka Jun 2012 #15
Aerows Jun 2012 #16
LanternWaste Jun 2012 #17
4th law of robotics Jun 2012 #18
FSogol Jun 2012 #19
sadbear Jun 2012 #20
rurallib Jun 2012 #21
Nuclear Unicorn Jun 2012 #22
proud2BlibKansan Jun 2012 #23
hack89 Jun 2012 #25
Scout Jun 2012 #30
hack89 Jun 2012 #31
rug Jun 2012 #24
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2012 #26
sadbear Jun 2012 #27
NoPasaran Jun 2012 #28
rufus dog Jun 2012 #29
Blue_Tires Jun 2012 #32
Golden Raisin Jun 2012 #33
lonestarnot Jun 2012 #34
yellowcanine Jun 2012 #35
HopeHoops Jun 2012 #36
sakabatou Jun 2012 #37
LiberalLoner Jun 2012 #38
safeinOhio Jun 2012 #39

Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 11:57 AM

1. If God is good

this guy won't be able to reproduce after this "accident".

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Response to Drale (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:12 PM

14. Holsters & Common Sense = necessary

If you feel the need to carry a $600 pistol for self defense (and I respect people's right to do so), you owe it to yourself to spend $100 on a good holster, and whatever else it takes to learn and employ good gun safety practices.

This guy fails the test.

-app

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 11:58 AM

2. Darwin honorable mention? n/t

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 11:58 AM

3. Ahhh!!!

Sir, I must commend you for removing yourself from the gene pool.
You have my thanks.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 11:59 AM

4. Was it attacking him? It takes the concept of "self" defense to a whole new level.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:00 PM

5. And the comedians rejoiced! The Karmic gods are good!!!! How many jokes from this story??? Contest?

There are *so* many jokes from this story....

"as he adjusted his gun" writing that line alone must have resulted in numerous giggle fits.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:01 PM

6. I'm thinking of alerting on that thread title

because I can't get it out of my mind, lol.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:01 PM

7. The guy's femoral artery is in his dick?

Must have used Enzyte......

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:02 PM

8. Was it standing its ground?

Was it standing its ground?


Ouch!

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:04 PM

9. Brings all-new meaning to "gun nuts"

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:04 PM

10. Way to go cowboy.

Chalk up another WIN for Hollywood Cowboy Culture,

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:04 PM

11. Man shoots himself in the penis in Birmingham

The impressive thing is that he was standing in Mobile.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:09 PM

12. Has a Glock & a carry permit, but can't afford a holster or lessons in firearm safety?

 


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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:12 PM

13. He was just standing his ground...

when his penis suddenly attacked him.

Sid

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:16 PM

15. Hmm...

I guess he wasn't compensating after all.


as an unapologetic carry supporter... I still have to laugh my ass off. See kids, holsters are important.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:18 PM

16. "May face charges"

of reckless discharge of a firearm". Well, it was reckless and dumb, but I'm pretty sure he's suffering enough as it stands. I honestly can't think of a worse punishment than the one he's already enduring.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:18 PM

17. If he'd only purchased one of the hoodies sold by the NRA

If he'd only purchased one of the concealed-carry hoodies sold by the NRA (that is in no way, shape of form associated with Trayon Martin, looks great in purple, is quite comfortable, and highly hip to the stylish concealed-carrier about town), he might still have his little friend with him today.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:23 PM

18. "It's a big bullet; you're not talking a small bullet"

 

Given the target I would say any size bullet is a "big bullet".

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:35 PM

19. In his defense, his penis was wearing a "hoodie."

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:37 PM

20. Dude...

this guy must be well-endowed if the words they chose were "shooting himself in the penis" rather than "shot his penis off". .40-caliber? Wow!

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 01:01 PM

21. Do employers now allow their employees to pack a gun

while working?

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 01:02 PM

22. Let me guess

he was polishing it when it went off in his hand.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 01:24 PM

23. Would it be dumb to ask why he needed a gun to repair air conditioners?

MY DH used to work in that business and never needed a gun.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #25)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 02:12 PM

30. you're joking? right?

that link is birmingham, AL

story is from birmingham, MI

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Response to Scout (Reply #30)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 02:20 PM

31. Thanks - very distracted today for some reason. nt

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 01:26 PM

24. Glock Shoots Cock

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Response to rug (Reply #24)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 01:47 PM

26. Duzy Nom

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Response to rug (Reply #24)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 01:50 PM

27. Fake penis shoots real one.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 02:00 PM

28. When Penis Substitutes Attack!

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 02:04 PM

29. Who is Birmingham?

And was he/she also hurt?

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 02:32 PM

32. What? he just jammed it down the front of his pants like in the movies?

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 02:42 PM

33. Is that a pistol in your pocket?

Oh wait. It was! And it wounded the indigenous inhabitant. What a schmuck (pun intended).

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 02:47 PM

34. Not the first,won't be the last dumbass.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 02:49 PM

35. His penis was actually larger than his gun so he shot it?

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 03:20 PM

36. I'm thinking he might have already paid for his crime here.

 

OUCH!

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 03:22 PM

37. Darwin award?

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 07:19 PM

38. Ouch. :( Poor guy.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 07:31 PM

39. He can have it stuffed and mounted on the wall.

Great reminder about gun safety.

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