Pittsburgh, PA – An allegedly drunk and upset federal prison guard was so upset after an argument with his wife that he attempted to pry off his wedding ring. Nothing he tried worked, so he decided to try to shoot it off with his pistol. You know the rest.
Alfredo Malespini III, 31, has been charged with shooting his own finger off in a drunken attempt to remove his wedding ring after an argument with his wife in the couple’s home. The criminal complaint said that Bradford police arrived to find Malespini, who explained that he was “trying to get rid of his wedding ring” and thought he’d try to “shoot it off.”
The gunshot pretty much destroyed Malespini’s finger, but ironically, his wedding ring hadn’t budged. Those wedding vows really are forever, folks.
Malespini is a lieutenant at the Federal Correctional Institution-McKean, a medium security prison a few miles away. An assistant at the prison said that Malespini is still employed but wouldn’t comment as to whether he had been suspended or taken any sort of leave. A police lieutenant working the case said he didn’t know anything about Malespini’s employment but said “as far as we know, he is still seeking treatment in Erie.”
He was taken to UPMC Hamot hospital and treated for his gunshot wound as well as mental or emotional issues.
Police confirmed that this wasn’t the first time they had been called to Malespini’s home for domestic disputes, but he has never been charged with a crime before.
The day the shooting occurred, Malespini “had been drinking quite heavily throughout the day and he and his wife had been arguing throughout the day about an affair he had had several months ago,” said the police.
Malespini’s charges include reckless endangerment, which could be punishable by up to two years in prison.
“He was out on his back deck, he was outside…the bullet could have been fired in a direct line with neighbor’s houses,” said the authorities.
We’re sure his inmates would love to have him. Since nobody was hurt except his finger and his pride, maybe Malespini will catch a break in that regard.