Dog shoots US man while ‘hors­ing around’

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - WORLD -

News in Brief A DOG ac­ci­den­tally shot his owner in the leg while the two were “hors­ing around” on a sofa on Wed­nes­day.

Richard Remme was play­ing with his pit­bull Labrador cross-breed, Balew, at his home in Fort Dodge, Iowa, when he started to feel a burn­ing sen­sa­tion.

In the rough-and-tum­ble the pet had man­aged to knock the safety on the Ruger 9mm pis­tol his owner was car­ry­ing and then hit the trig­ger with his paw.

Remme, 51,said: “I was ly­ing on the couch. I carry in a belly band, un­der my bib over­alls.

“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.”

He said he had not re­alised he had been shot a first but then saw his trouser leg was turn­ing pur­ple and called 911.

He said his loyal pet was dis­tressed to learn that he had un­wit­tingly harmed his mas­ter.

“The dog’s a big wuss. The poor dog laid down be­side me and cried, be­cause he thought he was in trou­ble for do­ing some­thing wrong.” – The Tele­graph

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