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Barber Shot in Butt after Customer Drops Gun

| by Michael Allen

Ohio’s new law allowing concealed guns into bars took effect last week, but perhaps it should have banned guns in barber shops.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that Ohio barber Kurt Voelkel got a bullet in his butt after his customer’s “9 mm handgun fell from his holster, struck the ground and went off.” The bullet “passed through the chair where Voelkel was sitting and also went through his wallet before coming to rest deep in his buttocks.”

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Voelkel spent more than two hours at the hospital, where doctors opted to leave the bullet in (yes, you read that correctly).

The longtime customer was adjusting his clothing and sitting down when the gun fell and went off.  Voelkel decided not to file charges against the customer, who’s covering his medical needs.

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