http://www.modbee.com/2012/04/12/215...nsists-no.htmlA 56-year-old man said he accidentally shot himself Wednesday night in downtown Modesto, but told officers no gun was involved.
Modesto police officers responded to the 600 block of Ninth Street about 9:15 p.m. They found a man with a gunshot wound in his shoulder, according to officer Chris Adams.
The man told officers he was lifting dumbbells when he accidentally dropped one on a rimfire .22 caliber bullet. The man claimed the weight of the dumbbell activated the propellant powder in the bullet, which shot toward him and punctured his shoulder.
Adams said the officers found the man's story suspicious, but not impossible.
Adams said the impact on the rim of one of these bullets could have caused it to shoot in the direction it is pointing.
Officers did not find a gun at the home but did find the shell casing from the .22 caliber bullet.
Why would you have bullets laying around on the floor if you don't have a gun? Doesn't seem like a safe place for them even if you do have a gun.