Some advice: Always take your gun out of your pocket before you take off your pants. Otherwise you might end up like William Rood, who shot himself in the chin as he attempted to disrobe Sunday evening.
Rood told Caldwell his loaded .25 caliber Beretta pistol had been in the front right pocket of his pants. The pistol discharged as Caldwell placed his pants on his dresser.
The bullet struck Rood in the nose and chin, eventually settling in his neck. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he was airlifted to the better equipped Johnson City Medical Center.