Florida man shoots himself, but doesn't notice for two whole days

He only noticed the bullet hole in his arm when he finally changed shirts

Tim Walker
US Correspondent
Tuesday 10 May 2016 16:01 BST
Michael Blevins shot himself while cleaning his .22 calibre handgun
Michael Blevins shot himself while cleaning his .22 calibre handgun

A Florida man accidentally shot himself while cleaning his handgun, but only noticed two days later when he changed his shirt and discovered the bullet hole in his arm.

Michael Blevins, 37, checked himself into a hospital in Orange City, Florida on Saturday after finding entrance and exit wounds in his arm. According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Mr Blevins told police he had been cleaning his .22 calibre pistol last Thursday when he held the weapon to his chest to prevent his dog jumping up at it.

As he stood up, his bad back gave out, he fell and hit his head on a glass coffee table. He heard a gunshot at the time, he said, but felt no pain – perhaps because he was taking medication for his back pain. It was only on Saturday, as he changed from his long-sleeved black shirt into a light brown one, that he realised he had injured himself.

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