William Daniel Lloyd of Gainsville decided to bag himself a fine
Southern dinner by shooting a squirrel with a BB gun. Unconvinced
that his Pumpmaster 760 was enough to kill a squirrel, the
31-year-old hunter extraordinaire opted to tape a .40-caliber shell
to the barrel of the rifle.
His reasoning seemed to be that the BB would strike the casing’s
primer, igniting the gunpowder and firing the bullet at his intended
target. That’s not what happened.
According to The Gainsville Sun, “the cartridge discharged and
fragmented, striking Lloyd in the upper arm and lower leg. He was
taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.” Police
charged Lloyd with discharging a firearm in public and possession of
ammunition by a convicted felon. Plus he didn’t get to eat a
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