Man Shoots Himself Trying to Crush Mouse

Man didn't know weapon was loaded when he went mouse-hunting

By Andrew Wine
|  Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012  |  Updated 11:26 AM PDT
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After missing the mouse and accidentally shooting himself, a Canadian man faces criminal charges.

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A Canadian man trying to smash a mouse with his gun accidentally shot himself in the forehead instead.

Police said Dale Whitmell tried to kill the mouse with the butt of his rifle when the weapon went off accidentally Wednesday at a camp on Anjigami Lake in Ontario, according to the Canadian news agency QMI.

He didn’t know the weapon was loaded when the bullet grazed his forehead. “He was very lucky,” Constable Amanda Huff said.

Whitmell was admitted to and released from the hospital, then charged with careless use of a firearm.
 

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