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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Armed Security Guard Shoots Himself in the Leg

Posted By on Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 9:30 AM

Guns don't shoot people. People shoot people. Oh, wait.
  • Guns don't shoot people. People shoot people. Oh, wait.

An armed security guard shot a man last night in the SOMA neighborhood: himself.

No, really.

Here's what happened: According to police, the 40-year-old security guard finished his shift and had just got into his car at about 11:15 p.m. when his gun fired. Apparently, when he was fastening his seatbelt (aren't seatbelts supposed to protect you?), it triggered the gun in his holster to discharge, firing a bullet into his right leg.


The guard was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he is recovering from a gunshot wound, and possibly a bout of humiliation.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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