Monday, March 2, 2009

Riding shotgun! Well, actually it was a handgun

My mom always told me to wear a helmet and a holster for my revolver whenever I went for a bike ride back in Flint. Now I know why.
"A 20-year-old man was in good condition after his gun accidentally discharged while riding his bicycle last week," Ron Fonger of The Flint Journal reports.

"A Flint police report Saturday said that the man was in good condition at Hurley Medical Center after the incident.

"The man told police he was riding his bicycle Wednesday night on Davison Road, near Averill Avenue, when he hit a pothole that caused his 22-caliber revolver is discharge, shooting his leg."

It's time the city started fixing the streets so bike-riding gun enthusiasts won't have these problems.


  1. must be a Mennonite hitman. Amish ride horses.

  2. Well, to be fair, I have rode my bike around the city more than once while carrying a gun. Legally, of course.

  3. Once again. Anyone recall dear old dad who accidentally shot (and killed?) himself at the Eisenhower Community School Hallowe'en Party 10 or 15 years ago whilst escorting his daughter?
    File this one under "all too common"


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