Donnie McLendon Shoots Himself While Playing Russian Roulette
Daniel McKee and Thomas Rady told St. Pete Police officers that they were hanging out, drinking and smoking some pot when a home invader broke into their place in the 1100 block of 32nd Avenue North.
They told cops that this home invader shot their friend, Donnie McLendon, 26, in the head and that Rady heroically "bumped" the perp and somehow forced him to drop his gun. Seeing how a guy can make him drop his weapon by simply bumping into him, the invader fled.
Oh, and by the way, none of that story is true because the three men were actually playing a game of Russian roulette and Donnie lost.
It didn't take long for McKee and Rady to confess to investigators that they, in fact, decided to go all The Deer Hunter on each other and that their friend had shot himself in the head with a .44 caliber pistol loaded with one bullet.
The game apparently didn't last long, because they told cops that McLendon was the third to take a turn. And when he did, the gun did that thing that they're supposed to do when you pull the trigger.
After McLendon shot himself, McKee, his girlfriend, and Rady put him in their car and drove him to the hospital.
McLendon remains in critical condition at Tampa General Hospital.
No charges have been filed, but police are still investigating the incident.
Perhaps next time, these dudes may wanna whip out the Parcheesi. It's superfun, and the board is pretty trippy to look at when stoned. Most important, however, there's literally no chance of blowing your brains out when playing it.
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