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    Man uses gun to scratch back; shoots himself

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    Man uses gun to scratch back; shoots himself

    12:15 PM CDT on Tuesday, May 13, 2008

    By KIMBERLY DURNAN / The Dallas Morning News

    FORT WORTH — A Fort Worth man trying to scratch an itch on his back used a revolver and accidentally shot himself.

    Jorge Espinal, 44, was drinking beer and playing poker around 3 a.m. Sunday morning in his home in the 3500 block of Montague Street, when he got up from the table and walked into another room, said Fort Worth police Lt. Kenneth Dean.

    “He told officers he had an itch on his back and grabbed the first thing he could get a hold of, which was a revolver,” Lt. Dean said. “The gun went off."

    Espinal went back and told his buddies that he shot himself. “They didn’t believe him until they saw the blood coming down his back,” Lt. Dean said.

    Espinal was taken to an area hospital where he was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

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    I would say that Espinal gave himself a spinal injury. Funny how some names just fit certain people.
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    "Jorge Espinal, 44, was drinking beer...."

    Well, there ya' go.

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    as drinking beer and playing poker around 3 a.m. Sunday morning in his home in the 3500 block of Montague Street, when he got up from the table and walked into another room, said Fort Worth police Lt. Kenneth Dean.

    “He told officers he had an itch on his back and grabbed the first thing he could get a hold of, which was a revolver,” Lt. Dean said. “The gun went off."

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

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    I would say that Espinal gave himself a spinal injury. Funny how some names just fit certain people.


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    Alcohol and gun powder, plus just plain stupidity, don't mix!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
    +1. This is just the first bad lie he and his poker Buddy's could come up with.-Jay

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    “The gun went off."
    Darned inanimate objects. All by themselves, they decide to do the strangest things, eh?

    As seems evident, the gun didn't "go off." He fired the gun.
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    Lucky for him only his back itched could had a jock itch, that would be bad very bad!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Rogers View Post
    +1. This is just the first bad lie he and his poker Buddy's could come up with.-Jay
    Well it sounded reasonable while intoxicated.
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    You know it was probably a little snub nose and couldn't quiet reach it and a thought came to his mind.....if I aim this really carefully and let the bullet slide........oops a little off target,,,ouch
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    This takes the cake. I have handled 22,000 criminal cases and the other ridiculous thing that comes to mind is a postal worker who was drinking with his son, playing cards, they argued, the son walked out of the room and slammed the door behind him, the father grabbed his gun and fired thru the door and hit his own son in the head, killing him instantly, then asks me in the cell the next morning if he could be allowed to go pick up his postal service paycheck.
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