SOUTHWORTH -- A man trying to loosen a stubborn lug nut blasted the wheel with a 12-gauge shotgun, injuring himself badly in both legs, Kitsap County sheriff's deputies said.
The 66-year-old man had been repairing the car for two weeks at his home northwest of Southworth and east of Port Orchard and had gotten all but one lug nut off the right rear wheel before getting frustrated Saturday, Deputy Scott Wilson said.
From about arm's length the man fired the shotgun at the wheel and was "peppered" in both legs with 00 buckshot and other debris.
Wilson described the injuries as "severe but not life-threatening."
I think an annual membership with AAA would have been a lot less expensive!
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