Which would you choose?

Posted: April 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

Read the following report courtesy of the Modesto Bee news site and decide for yourself, would you exercise in your armoury or have bullets in your gym?

A 56-year-old man said he accidentally shot himself Wednesday night in downtown Modesto, but told officers no gun was involved.

Modesto police officers responded to the 600 block of Ninth Street about 9:15 p.m. They found a man with a gunshot wound in his shoulder, according to officer Chris Adams.

A dumbbell (Hantel)

A dumbbell (Hantel) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The man told officers he was lifting dumbbells when he accidentally dropped one on a rimfire .22 caliber bullet. The man claimed the weight of the dumbbell activated the propellant powder in the bullet, which shot toward him and punctured his shoulder.

Adams said the officers found the man’s story suspicious, but not impossible.

Adams said the impact on the rim of one of these bullets could have caused it to shoot in the direction it is pointing.

Officers did not find a gun at the home but did find the shell casing from the .22 caliber bullet. Neighbors did not see anyone running from the man’s home.

Officers closed the case as a suspicious circumstance investigation, Adams said.

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