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Published:August 27th, 2013 11:39 EST

Old Man Shoots Himself Trying To Kill Raccoon: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Connecticut man, attempting to confront a raccoon, accidentally shot himself in the leg while sneezing, police said.


James Pace Sr., 81, of New Haven told police who responded to Yale-New Haven Hospital Saturday evening he was armed with a .22 caliber rifle as he waited for a wild raccoon who continually scratched at his back door.

While waiting he sneezed, fell out of his chair and accidentally shot himself in the shin, Pace told police."


I guess this would be one time when it wouldn`t be proper etiquette to tell a man "God bless you" after he sneezes.

An octogenarian shouldn`t be wielding anything more dangerous than a peashooter, he`s lucky he didn`t blow his brains out.

I hope the raccoon didn`t add insult to injury by biting the old man or urinating on him.

Moral of this story: Live and let live! A raccoon has as much right to live as an old codger.

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