With a best friend like this, who needs enemies? A man in Sebring, Fla., was shot in the leg while driving when his dog kicked a loaded...
With a best friend like this, who needs enemies?
A man in Sebring, Fla., was shot in the leg while driving when his dog kicked a loaded pistol lying on the seat of his pickup truck, Highlands Today reported.
No word on whether it was a hunting dog.
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In other Florida gun news, a woman in St. Petersburg escaped with only slight injuries when she tried to preheat an oven to cook some waffles — not knowing that a male friend had stashed a box of bullets in it.
On the bright side, it’s the first shooting range in the neighborhood.
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In other words, 21,600 minutes for tripping.
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Game wardens suspect the critter was simply hopped up on deer-antler spray.
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Good thing Joe didn’t catch the daddy bug when he played in Quad Cities.
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