Accidental shootings are in the news plenty these days, but this time it is an incident where a dog shoots its owner that is making news. Gregory Dale Lanier was shot by his dog, but luckily he wasn't seriously injured. WPBF shared the details on Feb. 27.
Lanier, 35, was driving his truck Saturday with his dog and a loaded .380 pistol. Reports indicate that the Frostproof, Fla. man didn't realize the pistol was loaded, but he certainly found out the hard way. It seems the dog kicked the loaded gun onto the floor, which is when the dog shot the owner. Lanier was hit in the leg, but it seems he will be fine.
Gregory Dale Lanier will not face any charges in the shooting as it has been ruled as accidental. Instances where a dog shoots an owner happen here and there, and it seems as if Lanier got off quite lucky this time. WBPF shares an instance where a hunter in France lost his right hand after his dog shot its owner during some supposed “cuddle” time.
Chances are that Lanier will be double-checking his guns before putting them in the truck with the dog again from here on out. Lanier reported the incident himself, and the police admitted that they had never had a case quite like this where they had a dog shoot its owner.