Man Recovering After Accidentally Shooting Himself in Penis

Glock goes off as the heating and cooling worker removed it from his pants outside a Birmingham home.

A 45-year-old Southfield Township man carrying a .40 caliber Glock handgun in his pants outside a Birmingham home accidentally shot himself Tuesday, Birmingham Police reported.

The bullet went through the victim’s penis and lodged in his leg, Cmdr. Terry Kiernan told the Oakland Press. He underwent surgery and is expected to recover, Kiernan said.

According to police, the incident occurred on the 300 block of Wimbleton around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. The man, who had arrived to do work for his heating and cooling business, was carrying the gun in the waistband of his pants. He told police that when he went to remove the gun so he could begin working, the gun accidentally went off and the bullet hit him in the lower waist area. A co-worker who saw the shooting drove the man to William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.

The handgun was registered to the Southfield Township man and he did have a license to carry it, police said.

The report will be sent to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office for a potential charge of reckless discharge of a firearm.

Laura Madsen June 14, 2012 at 07:49 PM
This should definitely make the Darwin Awards.
gary moss June 16, 2012 at 12:28 AM
for sure he will be shooting blanks for a while!!
dredk June 16, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Wasn't there a dirty joke that ended with "keep the tip?"
Clinton Baller June 17, 2012 at 02:10 PM
So which HVAC company sends armed repairmen to your home?
Skip D Crip July 04, 2012 at 03:37 AM
The Glock does not have a "Safety", they use a multiple trigger pull. If there is a round in the chamber and a jerk puts his finger (or other body part) in the trigger guard, (major dumb move), bye bye pee pee.


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