Utah toilet gets the worst of accidental gun discharge

2009-01-14T00:00:00Z Utah toilet gets the worst of accidental gun discharge Arizona Daily Star
January 14, 2009 12:00 am

CENTERVILLE, Utah — The man escaped with a few cuts to his arm, but the toilet made out much worse.

Police say a man’s gun fell out of its holster while he pulled up his pants after using the bathroom at a Carl’s Jr. restaurant Tuesday. The gun fired when it hit the floor and shattered the commode.

A few shards of porcelain cut the man’s arm, and a woman in an adjacent restroom who was frightened by the noise reported she was having chest pain. Both people were checked at the scene and released.

Police say they confiscated the 26-year-old man’s firearm while they review the incident. The man had a concealed weapons permit. No charges are being filed.

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