Dog shoots owner has become a top trending topic on several search engines today after a bit of strange news made headlines, as Zap2It reported this Wednesday, Feb. 27, that a dog “shot” its owner in the leg and buttocks regions over the weekend with a pistol.
Gregory Lanier of FL was reported to have been shot by his pet dog this Saturday while driving his truck. As Lanier hit a bump in the road, the dog kicked a gun lying on the floor mat, accidentally “pulling the trigger” of the pistol. The pistol went off and shot the owner, inflicting a gunshot wound that wasn't too serious, said the report. Lanier added he didn’t know his gun was even loaded in the first place.
Police, of course, have ruled the shooting as an accident. Interestingly, however, this isn’t the first “dog shoots owner” or dog-related gun violence issue. Records back from 2011 recorded a Texas man was previously shot in the thigh by his dog on a hunt for deer in the woods, while another man from France experienced the dog shoots owner dilemma, needing his hand amputated in 2012 following his dog nudging a gun on his belt and firing it.
A dog may always stay man’s best friend, but the rise of dog-linked gun violence is certainly one fellow dog lovers should keep their paws on.