A dog shoots his owner in a car in Florida. On Feb. 27, The Sun reported that 35-year-old Gregory Lanier was driving through Sebring, Florida when his dog kicked a loaded gun on the floor and the gun went off -- the bullet finding his owner's leg.
According to the police report, Lanier "heard a boom, saw smoke and felt a burning in his leg." Police do believe the incident was an accident (the dog was not arrested), but there is an investigation pending. Lanier reportedly said that he was surprised that the gun was loaded... he also was surprised that the weapon was a 9mm. But it was his gun, supposedly.
When a dog shoots his owner there are a lot of jokes that go around -- especially in this day and age where gun control is such a major issue. In regard to this story in particular, Lanier will likely be investigated to ensure that he does have a gun license (to carry) and that the gun that shot him is indeed registered. A 9mm gun and a rifle are two very different weapons and it seems odd that Lanier acted so "surprised" about everything.
According to reports, the gun was just lying on the floor of Lanier's van. Obviously this is not how a handgun should be kept and there could be some updates with this story as the investigation uncovers some answers. Perhaps the dog was working undercover...
A dog that shoots his owner obviously doesn't know any better, but if this incident leads to the arrest of Lanier, perhaps this was karma.
© Effie Orfanides 2013