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A 20-year-old Central Kitsap man could face reckless endangerment charges after a gun he was wearing on his hip accidentally fired, sending a round through the floor of his apartment and into the unit below.

No one was injured.

The man called police after the weapon discharge, according to Kitsap County Sheriff's Office reports. The man told deputies he'd been wearing the Smith and Wesson 500 revolver around his waist in a holster while in the apartment all day.

He told deputies he must have sat down "really hard" on a cot in the living room, causing the gun to fire. He told deputies the bullet just missed his foot and that he was not familiar with the gun because it belonged to a friend.

The man knocked on the apartment door downstairs, but no one answered. Deputies went inside and found the apartment empty. The bullet had gone through the ceiling, through a nearby bedroom wall and into the floor, according to reports.

The sheriff's report was forwarded to the prosecutor's office for review and possible charging of reckless endangerment.

http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2010/dec/17/man-wearing-holster-accidentally-shoots-into/?partner=popular
 

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Not sure if his story is too believable but accidents do happen... and he was responsible enough to take the corrective actions.

Law abiding citizens pistol accidently goes off, he calls the police and checks on his neighbors to ensure the safety of others, and now a possible charge of reckless endangerment and a possible loss of his license.

But if it was a law enforcement officer, it was be a good laugh at the precinct between the boys...maybe a days pay suspension if they really wanted to crack the whip.
 

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Dazzo said:
Not sure if his story is too believable but accidents do happen... and he was responsible enough to take the corrective actions.

Law abiding citizens pistol accidently goes off, he calls the police and checks on his neighbors to ensure the safety of others, and now a possible charge of reckless endangerment and a possible loss of his license.

But if it was a law enforcement officer, it was be a good laugh at the precinct between the boys...maybe a days pay suspension if they really wanted to crack the whip.
he was not familiar with the gun because it belonged to a friend

Perhaps he doesn't have a license to begin with ?
 

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"Sheriff's Deputies discovered that the bullet traveled through the floor, into a wall, to the center of the Earth, ricocheted off of the mantle, and exited the crust in the dressing room of a Lane Bryant store in Montpelier Vermont, lodging in a bra that had been left by a previous customer."

Smith and Wesson 500...seriously, who buys those things? ....ooops, sorry Pat. :blush
 
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Dazzo said:
Not sure if his story is too believable but accidents do happen... and he was responsible enough to take the corrective actions.

Law abiding citizens pistol accidently goes off, he calls the police and checks on his neighbors to ensure the safety of others, and now a possible charge of reckless endangerment and a possible loss of his license.

But if it was a law enforcement officer, it was be a good laugh at the precinct between the boys...maybe a days pay suspension if they really wanted to crack the whip.
Nope just a good ribbing is all the LEO would get...
 

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"Sheriff's Deputies discovered that the bullet traveled through the floor, into a wall, to the center of the Earth, ricocheted off of the mantle, and exited the crust in the dressing room of a Lane Bryant store in Montpelier Vermont, lodging in a bra that had been left by a previous customer."

Smith and Wesson 500...seriously, who buys those things? ....ooops, sorry Pat. :blush
I would think it would be a bit on the heavy side for carrying, all day. No wonder he collapsed due to the weight :)

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_%26_Wesson_Model_500 : "The high energy of these rounds make it possible to hunt extremely large African game successfully."
 

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Let's assume the story is true as told...

- why are your carrying a pistol you are not familiar with
- Why are you doing such rigorous activity that a discharge is possible with it on
- why are you carrying that hand cannon around your house

Not to jump to conclusions but it sounds like a tough-guy kid was messing around with his or a buddies novelty hand cannon and something happened. He took the right steps after it happened, but the "how" seems fishy.

Edit: This response does not mean if I were at a meet I wouldn't want to fire it ha!
 
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