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  Life   More Features  12 May 2018  Bad dog! US man shot by pet pooch

Bad dog! US man shot by pet pooch

AFP
Published : May 12, 2018, 7:11 pm IST
Updated : May 12, 2018, 7:11 pm IST

Richard Remme of Fort Dodge was encouraging his dog Balew, a cross between a pit bull and a labrador, to jump on his lap.

The incident proved rather too much for Balew, described by Remme as a
 The incident proved rather too much for Balew, described by Remme as a "big wuss" who laid down and cried after the firearm went off. (Photo: Twitter/MessengerNews)

It's often said that a dog biting a man isn't news – so one canine companion apparently decided to up the ante.

A 51-year-old man from the US state of Iowa says he was shot by his own dog while playing with the pet in his home, local media reported Friday.

 

Richard Remme of Fort Dodge was encouraging his dog Balew, a cross between a pit bull and a labrador, to jump on his lap as he lay on his sofa when the dog apparently flicked the safety catch off the 9mm pistol he was carrying in his belt.

"I was lying on the couch, and we were horsing around, me and the dog. And I was tossing him off my lap, and he was jumping back on my lap," he told The Messenger newspaper after being discharged from hospital.

"Apparently he bumped the safety one time, and when he bounded back over one of his toes went right down into the trigger guard," the injured dog owner said.

"It has a trigger safety, as well as a thumb safety, and he managed to hit both of them, and it discharged and went into my leg, did no major damage to anything."

 

Remme called 911 and told the emergency dispatcher: "My dog shot me."

"I've never heard of that," the city police chief Roger Porter told the paper.

"I've heard of guns dropping and going off on the floor, and horsing around and guns going off. I can't say I've heard a dog story before."

Cory Husske, his assistant, later issued a statement saying that a police investigation "could neither prove nor disprove the man's statement of events," adding that no charges were therefore planned.

"Only in America can you get shot by your dog," weighed in Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, an organisation pushing for stricter gun controls in the United States.

 

The incident proved rather too much for Balew, described by Remme as a "big wuss" who laid down and cried after the firearm went off.

"He thought he was in trouble for doing something wrong," Remme said.

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