Rio Claro, Brazil – A security guard accidentally shot off his penis with an illegal gun. After suffering the tragic gunshot wound, the guard now faces criminal charges for the possession of an illegal firearm. The 33-year-old man was found slumped over in his car after a neighbor heard the shot and called for help.
The Brazilian security guard was bleeding from his groin when police officers arrived on the scene, according to The Blaze. The unnamed security guard was reportedly in possession of a .38 caliber gun and had four rounds of ammunition in his pocket.
After being transported to San Fernando General Hospital the man remained under police supervision. When a trace was run on the gun the officers discovered the security guard did not have an ownership license.
Although an accidental penis shooting may sound like quite an unusual occurrence, RawStory says otherwise. Similar accidents have reportedly happened in both Washington and Arizona. The Arizona accidental shooting victim shot off his penis after placing his girlfriend’s pink gun into his waistband, the Digital Journal notes. A similar waistband tucking incident happened to the Washington man in 2010.
Last September a Port Lucie, Florida man accidentally shot himself in the genitals after buying a gun at a party. The Florida teen was cleaning his gun when the incident happened, WTSP News notes. Michael Smeriglio reportedly lied to the police about the shooting. He initially told officers that he was walking down the street when a gunshot penetrated his penis and testicle. The bullet went through his penis and left testicle before getting lodged in his thigh.