Important lesson here: If you ever take your significant other
hunting for hogs, and end up shooting her/him accidentally,
don't EVER tell him/her you mistook her/him for a hog!!
*Okay, she is in critical condition, and I'm not making
light of THAT, just the craziness of it all!!
Florida Man Mistakes Girlfriend for a Hog, Shoots Her
Life at home for one Florida man got a lot more complicated when he accidentally
shot his girlfriend in both legs thinking she was a hog.
Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies say 52-year-old Steven Egan was hog hunting
Saturday night with girlfriend Lisa Simmons at a hunting camp off a
rural county road in Flagler, in the northern part of the state.
Around 7:30 p.m., officials said, Egan shot at a hog and then left
Simmons behind in the tent to go look for it. When he heard a noise
in the woods he fired his gun again, thinking it was the animal.
Unbeknown to Egan, Simmons had also left the tent to pick up loose
oranges that had fallen from trees on the property. Instead of hitting
his wild target, Egan struck his girlfriend in both legs with a .30-caliber bullet.
“He saw a hog and thought he shot it and went to look for it,” Maj. Steve
Clair with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office told ABCNews.com. “He heard
her and thought it was a hog and just shot.”
Simmons, of Brandon, had to be airlifted to the Halifax Health Medical
Centerfor surgery and was listed in serious condition.
Authorities said they did not plan to charge Egan in the incident.
“He was very sympathetic that he’d shot his girlfriend,” Clair said. ”
It was an accident. I think it was just a violation of one of the cardinal rules of hunting
which is you never shoot what you don’t see.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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