A 52 yr old Washington man decided to see if it might be more comfortable for him to carry his .40 S&W pistol in his rear pants pocket while he was out hiking this past weekend, rather than in his holster.
However, the pistol accidentially discharged, with the hollowpoint bullet traveling through his right buttock, down his thigh, and coming to rest just above his right knee cap. He managed to survive the gunshot, and is being treated at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee.
See this news report from the Wenatcheeworld:
I wonder why on earth this fellow thought that doing this was a good idea?