Man Accidentally Shoots Toilet After Gun in His Pants Goes Off

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    Man Accidentally Shoots Toilet After Gun in His Pants Goes Off

    Wednesday, January 14, 2009


    CENTERVILLE, Utah The man escaped with a few cuts to his arm, but the toilet made out much worse.

    Police say a man's gun fell out of its holster while he pulled up his pants after using the bathroom at a Carl's Jr. restaurant Tuesday. The gun fired when it hit the floor and shattered the commode.

    A few shards of porcelain cut the man's arm, and a woman in an adjacent restroom who was frightened by the noise reported she was having chest pain. Both people were checked at the scene and released.

    Police say they confiscated the 26-year-old man's firearm while they review the incident. The man had a concealed weapons permit. No charges are being filed.
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    Any more info, like the kind of gun? No properly functioning gun should fire when dropped that short of a distance.

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    Thats what you call a real crap shot.
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    I saw this elsewhere and it was reported that the gun was a Kahr P40. The firing pin block in that gun makes it extremely unlikely that the weapon discharged as a result of having been dropped as claimed.
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    Here's the story report from two sources.

    * No. 1 (and 2?) with a bullet: Man's pistol blasts toilet to pieces - Salt Lake Tribune
    * Dropped pistol caps crapper

    The second story is the one that identifies the weapon as a Kahr P40, as another poster mentioned.

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    yeah, I'd be interested to know some specifics about the weapon and such.
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    It would be interesting to know the make of the gun.
    Other than that, all I can say is:

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    I did have a RIA 1911 45 compact that ND while it dropped on the barrel from about 3 ft high,but it hit straight on the barrel not on it's side etc.
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    Bet he was embarrassed, just took a crap and crapped his pants anyway!

    Also wondering what kind of weapon it is, and yes a properly working weapon should not go off by being dropped. Of course not many do a drop check on their weapons that I'm aware of.

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    I think that the guys story is full of crap and he shot the crapper because he felt crappy
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    My theory

    Guns don't go bang when dropped, absent some catastrophic mechanical failure.

    It looks to me like he was screwing around with it in the comode and shot right down between his legs, through a little of the water and out the front at an angle.

    Since there's no real casualty here besides the toilet, I doubt they'll investigate much, but I bet if they reassembled that jigsaw puzzle, they'd find the bullet went right were I said it did.

    Stupid, dolt just made himelf a bullet point for the Brady Bunch.
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    He's lucky that's all he shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainPacker View Post
    Guns don't go bang when dropped, absent some catastrophic mechanical failure.

    It looks to me like he was screwing around with it in the comode and shot right down between his legs, through a little of the water and out the front at an angle.

    Since there's no real casualty here besides the toilet, I doubt they'll investigate much, but I bet if they reassembled that jigsaw puzzle, they'd find the bullet went right were I said it did.

    Stupid, dolt just made himelf a bullet point for the Brady Bunch.
    If that's true the ballistiv evidence will either prove it or disprove it,you can tell which direction the shot came from,the floor up or from higher up and downward,You should never play with your gun in a public restroom it could prematurely go off
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    ,You should never play with your gun in a public restroom it could prematurely go off
    ummm... hehehe


    sorry, I know that's a bit immature but I could not help myself
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