Dog Shoots Owner in the Leg; Police Rule the Shooting 'Accidental'

Police in Florida say they have no plans to arrest a dog who shot his owner in the leg, having determined that the shooting was accidental.

35-year-old Gregory Dale Lanier of Frostproof was driving his pickup truck along State Road 17 North, when his dog kicked a 9mm pistol that was on the floor, causing it to discharge.

Lanier, who said he thought the gun wasn't loaded, was struck in the leg. He told police he "heard boom, saw smoke and felt a burning in his leg."

Sebring Police Cmdr. Steve Carr said Lanier was not seriously injured.

Carr also noted that he had never come across a case like this before, but somehow neglected to work in something about every dog having their day.

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