Monday, November 12, 2007

"Nut" of the day...

From our friends at the BBC.

"Man hurt using gun to change [tire]

A US man has injured himself in both legs after attempting to loosen a stiff wheel-nut by blasting it with his gun.
The 66-year-old man from Washington state was repairing his car outside his home when the accident took place.
Shooting at the wheel from arm's length with his 12-gauge shotgun, he was peppered with buckshot and debris.
The man - whom police say was on his own and not intoxicated - was taken to hospital with severe, but not life-threatening, injuries.
The man, from South Kitsap, 10 miles (16km) southwest of Seattle, had been repairing his Lincoln Continental for two weeks, according to the police, and had removed all but one of the nuts on the right rear wheel.
Frustrated by the one remaining nut which refused to budge, he resorted to fire power in an effort to shift it.
"He's bound and determined to get that lug nut off," said Deputy Scott Wilson, a spokesman from the sheriff's office.
He sustained injuries from his feet to the middle of his abdomen, with some pellets reaching as high as his chin, police said."
'Nuff Said!

12 comments:

My Name Is Marcus Langford said...

Just when you thought you have heard it all! This was too hilarious! What are the odds that you get hurt trying to change a tire with a sawed-off. You fire at the nut and end up bustin' your legs open from shrapple...what craziness.

I hate to laugh, but am I the only one that will find this mess funny!?

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Mee mOe said...

Whoa...!!! thats some crazy shit...;)

Jason - GorillaSushi said...

Dude is pushing the boundaries of natural selection.

Titania Starlight said...

I wonder how a 66 year old man has lived this long on those wits of his? This is just crazy.

The All Seeing Eye said...

Thanks for your comments, Marcus, Mee Moe, Titania Starlight, and Jason. Thanks goodness he didn't try moving the nut with the butt of his loaded shotgun....

harleyblues said...

well this oldster was a definate braniac trying to shoot off that last nut like that what the? lol
hb~

Has2BFunE said...

How dumb can you be?

Brangus Weir said...

This ranks up there with a true story that was read to us in 1988 while at morning quarters. I used to have a chief who loved to read the latest mishaps reported throughout the Navy.

It seems there were two officers that managed to kill themselves when they lowered a running lawnmower onto a hedge to trim it.

They couldn't handle the torque change fo suddenly stopping a 6 HORSE POWER mover. Their arms were cut so badly that the both bled to death.

I'll never forget that story.

Debo Hobo said...

I can understand his frustration and I hope the police benevelance unit came out and fixxed to tire for him so he deosn't have to deal with it when he gets home from the hospital. Poor thing!

lina said...

yeah, imagine coming back and having to deal with the offending tyre again. better hide the gun, the knives, the lawnmower...

Graham said...

Ha, maybe the real nut was holding the gun. This guy must have been seriously stressed

mellowed blues said...

I'm taking bets. Who wants to bet that the guy's going to nut when he gets discharged from the hospital, maybe with something with more fire power.