SOUTHWORTH, Wash. - A man trying to loosen a stubborn lug nut blasted the wheel with a 12-gauge shotgun, injuring himself badly in both legs, sheriff's deputies said.
The 66-year-old man had been repairing a Lincoln Continental for two weeks at his home northwest of Southworth, about 10 miles southwest of Seattle, and had gotten all but one of the lug nuts off the right rear wheel by Saturday afternoon, Kitsap County Deputy Scott Wilson said.
"He's bound and determined to get that lug nut off," Wilson said.
From about arm's length, the man fired the shotgun at the wheel and was "peppered" in both legs with buckshot and debris, with some injuries as high as his chin, according to a sheriff's office report.
"Nobody else was there and he wasn't intoxicated," Wilson said.
The man was taken to Tacoma General Hospital with injuries Wilson described as severe but not life-threatening.
You really have to wonder what the hell some people are thinking when they do stuff like this.
So what are you playing on your musicbox today? The top ten in my list is mainly old rock today, with a bit of other odds-and-ends thrown in.
"Coming into Los Angeles" by Arlo Guthrie
"Oye Como Va" by Santana
"Unconscious Power" by Iron Butterfly
"For Ladies Only" by Steppenwolf
"Quicksand" by The Youngbloods
"Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer" by Nat King Cole
"You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" by The Lovin' Spoonful
"Magic" by Olivia Newton-John
"Hell Hound on My Trail" by Robert Johnson
"I Only Want to Be With You" by Dusty Springfield