Gun trap OAP blasts him­self

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AN OAP ac­ci­den­tally shot him­self with a gun he had rigged up for pro­tec­tion at his own back door.

Ed­win Smith, 68, had a shot­gun facing his back door when he went out­side to feed some of the lo­cal squir­rels.

But when he opened the door to let him­self back in the gun went off and hit his right arm.

Of­fi­cers from Cleve­land County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, North Carolina, did not im­me­di­ately know if the con­trap­tion mal­func­tioned or if he for­got the weapon was rigged to fire.

Cap­tain Jon Wright said: “I’ve never seen any­thing quite like this.”

The wooded area where the shot­gun in­ci­dent hap­pened is lit­tered with no tres­pass­ing signs – in­clud­ing one warn­ing “crack­heads, meth heads, drug deal­ers and il­le­gal aliens” to stay away.

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