A security guard in the Brazilian town of Rio Claro arguably had the worst day ever after he reportedly shot his penis off with an illegal gun. To make matters worse, he also faces charges for illegal possession of a firearm.
Police found the 33-year-old man slumped over in the driver’s seat of his car after a resident reported hearing gun shots. Police say the man was bleeding from his groin area when they arrived. The man was reportedly in possession of a .38 caliber handgun with four rounds of ammunition in his pocket.
The man was transported to San Fernando General Hospital where he remains under police guard. After conducting a trace of the man’s gun, police determined that he did not own a firearms users’ license. He faces charges for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.
RawStory points out that “these types of accidents are not uncommon. The Digital Journal listed reports of accidental gunshot wounds to the penis and testicles in Arizona and Washington state, as well as an incident from September in Port Lucie, Florida in which a man cleaning a newly purchased gun at a party shot himself in the genitals.”