|Bringing cold steel sexy back.|
A 26-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the thigh when his pistol went off as he used the restroom on the second floor of an Internet cafe in downtown Eugene on Thursday afternoon.
The man, a Eugene area resident whose name was not released by police, was taken by ambulance to a hospital. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
The man was openly carrying his gun in a holster on his leg, which is legal, a police spokeswoman said.
Witnesses said five people were inside Indras Internet Lounge at 271 W. Eighth Ave. when the man shot himself just before 3 p.m.
James Sherburne, a manager at the business, said the man was in a bathroom when the gun went off.
“He drug himself out of the bathroom and we helped him tie a tourniquet around his leg,” Sherburne said. “He got lucky, I think.”
Just imagine how safe everybody felt seeing this guy walk into the internet cafe with a big gun strapped to his leg. And then how much safer they felt knowing that he was so proficient with the weapon that he was able to block an accidentally shot bullet with his own body.
The man's a hero! And SO manly, don'tcha think?
Considering what he was doing when the gun went off, it certainly could have been worse.