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Published:August 27th, 2013 11:39 EST
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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.

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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."

UPI

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.


Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/08/26/Man-shoots-himself-while-combating-raccoon-at-back-door/UPI-25271377545357/#ixzz2dBD98FA7

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