I’ve seen a lot of people use the wrong tools for a job, but never have I heard of a worse decision than this one.
The part of the story that is really hard to believe is that the guy was not drunk.
I guess he is just stupid.
SOUTHWORTH, Wash. – A man trying to loosen a stubborn lug nut blasted the wheel with a 12-gauge shotgun, injuring himself badly in both legs, sheriff’s deputies said.
The 66-year-old man had been repairing a Lincoln Continental for two weeks at his home in Kitsap County northwest of Southworth, about 10 miles southwest of Seattle, and had gotten all but one of the lug nuts off the right rear wheel by Saturday afternoon, Kitsap County Deputy Scott Wilson said.
"He’s bound and determined to get that lug nut off," Wilson said.
From about arm’s length, the man fired the shotgun at the wheel and was "peppered" in both legs with buckshot and debris, with some injuries as high as his chin, according to a sheriff’s office report.