Tags: owner | claims | dog | shot

Owner Claims His Dog Shot Him in Leg During Ride in Truck

Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 05:08 PM

By Michael Mullins

Share:
A    A   |
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
At least one dog in Florida isn't living up to the whole "man's best friend" thing. Its owner claims the dog accidently shot him in the leg during a truck ride.

According to reports, the victim, Gregory Dale Lanier, 35, of Frostproof, said his dog kicked a loaded gun that was on the floor of his truck on Saturday, causing the weapon to discharge one round that wound up hitting him in the leg.

Lanier told police that he didn't think the gun was loaded at the time, adding that he initially believed the bullet came from a .380 pistol and was surprised to learn that it was a 9-mm round that hit him.

Urgent: Spending Cuts – Obama to Blame? Vote in Urgent Poll

He said that he was driving on State Road 17 North "when his dog kicked his unloaded . . . pistol causing it to fire and the bullet struck his leg. Lanier said he heard boom, saw smoke and felt a burning in his leg," Sebring Police Cmdr. Steve Carr told reporters.

Lanier's injury was not serious according to police, who deemed the incident accidental.

This isn't the first time a man has been shot by his dog.

In late 2011, a Utah hunter, while duck hunting on the state's Great Salt Lake, stepped out of his boat to retrieve a decoy, at which time his golden retriever touched against a loaded 12-gauge shotgun sending 27 pellets into the man’s buttocks about 10 feet away.
The 46-year-old victim, whose name was not released, reportedly recovered from his injuries.

More recently, in September of last year, a French hunter had to have his right hand amputated after his four-legged partner inadvertently jumped on to him to give a "cuddle," triggering his shotgun to fire into his master's hand, reported the BBC.

"It wasn't the dog's fault - and he's adorable!" the victim told France Bleu radio.
"[Then] he jumped on me to give me a cuddle, I think. As he jumped, he put a paw on the gun."

Related stories:

Cheney Accidentally Shoots Hunter

Hunters Poll: Dick Cheney Accident Common

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved