A unidentified security guard has been hospitalized in San Fernando in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago after accidentally shooting off his penis with his gun.
The man was carrying a .38 caliber handgun in his pocket when it went off, reports the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian.
Police in Rio Claro were called around 8:00 a.m. on Sunday from witnesses who heard a shot coming from a parked car.
Police officers found the driver slumped at the wheel and bleeding from his groin.
The wounded man was taken to San Fernando General Hospital where he remains under guard.
Police said that the man did not possess a license for the gun he was carrying, so he has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Surprisingly these types of gun shot accidents are not uncommon.
The Digital Journal reports:
Last September, 18-year-old Michael Smeriglio of Port St. Lucie, Florida shot off his penis and one of his testicles with a gun he had just purchased. A year earlier, an Arizona man blew his penis off after tucking his girlfriend's pink pistol into the waistband of his pants. And in 2010, a Washington man lost his testicles after a gun tucked into his waistband accidentally discharged.