Hey, keep your paws off!
A Texas dog owner was “shot” by his pooch when the animal’s paw mistakenly got jammed in the trigger of a firearm, cops said.
“Imagine having your pistol tucked inside your waistband and while picking up your dog, a paw gets lodged in the trigger and fires the weapon, sending a bullet into and through your thigh. Well, that happened here in Plano,” the Plano Police Department said this week in a Facebook post.
Police officer David Tilley said the injury was not life-threatening and the man was able to bring himself to the hospital.
“Fortunately, it was just a through and through shot — it didn’t hit a main artery or anything,” Tilley told the Dallas News. “He took himself to the hospital and he’s fine.”
The incident led authorities to remind gun owners to make sure the holster protects the trigger from inadvertently discharging.
In issuing the list of gun safety rules, cops added that people should “always assume the weapon is loaded and treat it as such.”
“Finally, keep your finger away from the trigger unless you intend to fire the weapon,” cops said. “The last one goes for paws, too.”
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