Florida Men Shoot Themselves While Cleaning Their Guns
Two buddies had themselves a bro hang sesh on Wednesday night when things went horribly, horribly wrong.
And by "things went horribly, horribly wrong," we mean they accidentally shot themselves while cleaning their guns.
The accidental shooting happened when one of them pulled the trigger. The bullet then went through one guy's hand, while hitting the other's arm.
Whoops. Sorry, bro.
According to a police report, the two men, Cody Morgan , 26, and Jeffry Hertz Jr., 25, were hanging out at Park Central Apartments in Orlando.
Morgan brought over his .38-caliber Taurus. Hertz brought out his gun-cleaning kit.
Morgan cleaned his gun, while Hertz sat across from him on the couch.
When Morgan finished cleaning his pistol, he handed things over to Hertz, who began to clean his 9mm Ruger pistol.
While that was going down, Morgan began loading his gun with five rounds, the police report says.
That's when Morgan's gun accidentally went off. The bullet went through Morgan's left hand and hit Hertz in the upper right arm.
Hertz Jr. stood up, grabbed his bloody arm, and told Morgan, "We need to go to the hospital," which is actually pretty impressive seeing how most of us in this same situation would react by saying, "AHHH!!! GAHHHHH! OH MY GOD!! AHHHHHHH!!!!!"
The two men approached what had to be a shocked security guard at the apartment complex and asked him for directions to the nearest hospital. The security guard did one better and called the cops for them, although an ambulance might have been the way to go on that one.
Both Morgan and Hertz were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center.
According to the police report, the entire incident was accidental and there was never any disagreement between the two men or any altercation that would lead to one guy shooting the other on purpose.
"It was just a horrible accident," Hertz told police.
Hertz also told police that he would not press charges.
These guys are true bros.
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