(NewsReady.com) – It’s never a good idea to drink and handle a weapon. When someone is under the influence of alcohol, they don’t always make the best or safest decisions. Unfortunately, as is often the case, a bystander suffered injuries after someone acted as though the gun they were handling was a toy.
In August, a Kenosha woman, 19, visited her friend’s apartment and reportedly had some drinks. While there, she picked up a handgun belonging to her male friend, 21, and turned on its laser sight. The woman then decided to use the weapon to play with a cat. Instead, she managed to shoot her friend in the thigh.
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Someone called 911, and the woman’s friend fled to another apartment, presumably to get help. When authorities arrived, he was still at a neighbor’s place. He then went to the hospital to receive treatment; there are no details on his condition.
Authorities charged the woman with negligent use of a firearm. The victim got into trouble with law enforcement, as well. When the accident occurred he was out on bond for another crime, and wasn’t supposed to have a gun in his possession. Police charged him with violating his bond conditions.
The whole incident is a perfect illustration of the proverb, “Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.”
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