With friends like these: Dog shoots owner in the leg
By Mike Krumboltz | The Sideshow – 13 mins ago
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Dogs may be man's best friend, but we're guessing that Gregory Dale Lanier might take issue with that sentiment after his pooch shot him with a loaded gun.
According to Highlands Today, Lanier was driving around Sebring, Fla. in his truck. His dog was riding shotgun (pun not intended). The dog (unnamed, but we'll call him Clint) accidentally kicked the weapon, which Lanier had thought was unloaded. It wasn't.
The gun went boom. Lanier looked down and saw smoke coming from the gun and a newly acquired hole in his leg. The report from Highlands Today explains that Sebring police "did not arrest the dog." An investigation is ongoing.
While incredibly rare, these sort of incidents have happened before. In 2012, a hunter in France was shot by his dog when the pooch jumped up to give the man a hug. The dog's paw hit the trigger and shot the man's hand, which had to be amputated. Still, the hunter had no hard feelings. "It’s not the dog’s fault," he said.
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