A California deputy accidentally shot himself while trying to kill a dog that he said was threatening his life on Wednesday, but video captured by a local television station later showed the animal much smaller than reported and peacefully playing with children.
According to a Riverside County sheriff’s spokesperson, the deputy was serving an eviction notice at around 2 p.m. on Wednesday when a “large” dog tried to attack him, KCAL reported.
“A dog came at the deputy in an aggressive manner,” Deputy Armando Munoz said, according to The Press-Enterprise. “The deputy, (attempting to defend himself) pulled his service weapon, shot one round, and injured himself in the leg.”
Happily Deputy Finger-on-the-bang-switch managed not to pull it twice.
What makes it even funnier:
When KNBC film crews arrived on the scene
later on Wednesday, they found a medium-sized pit bull — named
“Precious” — confined to a pen, and calmly playing with several
children. The dog’s owner admitted that it had been barking when the
Excuse me, I have to sit here giggling and snorting for a bit.