Man shoots himself in the penis and blames it on ‘a black guy’
An American man who shot himself in the penis was arrested after police said he lied about the incident.After being admitted to the hospital seeking treatment for a gunshot wound, 43-year-old Donald Anthony Watson told police he had been shot by “a black guy [who] tried to rob” him while he was taking the bins out at his flat.
Officers went to Watson’s flat, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but found no evidence of a shooting in the outside area.However, they did interview a neighbor who said he heard screams of pain coming from Watson’s flat at about 1 am that morning.
Due to the conflicting stories, the police obtained a search warrant for Watson’s flat. Inside, the police found bullet fragments on Watson’s bed, according to abc13NewsNow.
Two days after undergoing surgery on his penis, he was re-interviewed by police.
In this account, he said he was looking at the gun and had then placed it in his pocket when the gun discharged, firing a bullet into his penis. During the interview, he refused to tell officers who had been trying to sell him the gun, or where the weapon is now.Watson, who has a previous criminal record, was arrested on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm by a drug offender, false reporting of a crime to law enforcement, and false report of information to law enforcement.
As one Facebook commenter noted, while Watson does not qualify for a Darwin Award by virtue of surviving the accident, he may not be adding his chromosomes to the gene pool.
Police were unable to find the gun…