This is from WTSP 10 News in Tampa.

My prayer this shot has removed his ability to pollute the gene pool.

How in the Hell do you shoot yourself cleaning your weapon?

When I cleaned a wheel gun I made sure the cylinder was opened.

I always double and triple check to make sure it was unloaded.

Cleaning my semiautomatic I remove the magazine and lock the slide back.

I double and triple checked to make sure it was unloaded.

I understand wacky tobacco (pot) and ignorant oil (Alcohol) were  possibly involved.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida — A teenager is recovering after
police say he shot himself in the penis and testicle while cleaning a gun he just bought.

It happened Thursday morning at a home on the 200 block of Verada Street in Port St. Lucie.

Police say 18-year-old Michael Smeriglio first lied to police saying someone shot him while he was walking down the street. After being questioned by police he admitted to accidentally doing it himself.

Doctors say the bullet went through his penis, his left testicle and then lodged itself in his thigh.

Smeriglio told police he bought the gun last month at a party.

While police were investigating at the home where it happened, they discovered marijuana in the house. That led to
the arrest of the homeowner Joseph Lamar James, 22, on drug charges.

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