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Old 11-12-07, 09:03 PM   #1
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SOUTHWORTH, Wash. (AP) - A man trying to loosen a stubborn lug nut blasted the wheel with a 12-gauge shotgun, injuring himself badly in both legs, Kitsap County sheriff's deputies said.

The 66-year-old man had been repairing a Lincoln Continental for two weeks at his home northwest of Southworth and east of Port Orchard and had gotten all but one of the lug nuts off the right rear wheel before getting frustrated Saturday afternoon, Deputy Scott Wilson said.

"He's bound and determined to get that lug nut off," Wilson said.

From about arm's length the man fired the shotgun at the wheel and was "peppered" in both legs with 00 buckshot and other debris, with some injuries as high on his body as his chin, according to a sheriff's office report.

"Nobody else was there and he wasn't intoxicated," Wilson said.

South Kitsap Fire and Rescue personnel treated the man at the scene before he was taken to Tacoma General Hospital with injuries Wilson described as "severe but not life-threatening."

He said deputies were unable to get a full statement from the man, relying only on what they could learn while medics treated him at the scene.

"I don't think he was in any condition to say anything," Wilson said. "The pain was so severe, and the shock."
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Old 11-12-07, 10:24 PM   #2
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smart move...
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Uh... what made him think that it would solve the problem?
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Old 11-12-07, 11:07 PM   #4
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He's lucky that his own nuts are undamaged.
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Old 11-13-07, 12:43 AM   #5
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God bless America! Our constitutional right at its finest moment.
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Sounds like they should issue less gun permits and more tire iron permits.
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Uh... what made him think that it would solve the problem?
i'm with you ... does he not understand how lug nuts are fastened?




maybe he shoulda used a bigger gun (or a canon) ... just shoot generally at the car ... i'm sure that'll solve everything ... show that lug nut whos boss ... yea
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Mind you we've all probably had frustrating times with cars:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt8anmV4a1c

John Cleese at his finest..
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Take a blowtorch, that's what my uncle and I do when mechanical force fails.
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