Florida resident shot by man’s best friend. That’s right a dog shot his owner in the leg with a 9 millimeter pistol!
Why did this happen? How did this happen? Does the dog have opposable thumbs? Well, according to Jay Meisel from Highlands Today, 35 year old Sebring Florida resident Gregory Dale Lanier was driving his truck on Friday night accompanied by his dog who rode in the passenger seat. While on the road the dog accidentally kicked the pistol which caused the gun to go off, shooting Lanier in the leg.
As reported by Steve Carr the Sebring Police Commander, on that Friday night Lanier had just left the Blue Crab Restaurant and had driven about 2 miles down the street. He stopped near a BP gas station when his dog started jumping around in the seat. Then, all of a sudden, Lanier heard a loud “boom,” smelled smoke and then felt a burning sensation in his leg. He hobbled into the gas station, wrapped his leg in a towel and asked the gas station clerk to call for the emergency services.
He told the police the thought the gun was unloaded and was surprised that it even went off. The investigating police deemed the shooting as an accident and the dog was not detained.
What’s also weird is that this incidence happened at a time when gun ownership laws are being debated. Could this story speak in favor of stricter gun control laws? State your thoughts in the comments below. Also, make sure to subscribe to this news letter to get all of the latest info on pet products and news.