Man Shoots Himself in the Leg, Claims He Tried to Shoot Raccoon

Chris Jasurek
By Chris Jasurek
June 15, 2018USshare

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A Colorado man was hospitalized with a gunshot wound just after midnight on June 13 after a shootout with an unarmed raccoon, he claims.

Don Upshaw told police he was trying to get rid of a raccoon he saw sitting on a utility pole.

Somehow the 67-year-old missed—badly.

Don Upshaw not only missed the raccoon, he somehow managed to shoot himself. (Colorado Springs Police Department)
Don Upshaw not only missed the raccoon, he somehow managed to shoot himself. (Colorado Springs Police Department)

When police arrived at the 2500 block of Weston Road in southeast Colorado Springs, they found Upshaw bleeding from a gunshot wound in his lower leg.

Upton was transported to a hospital. His wound was not life-threatening, The Gazette report.

It might be an expensive wound, though.

Besides needing to pay for the ambulance and the hospital bills, Upshaw also may need to pay a fine.

Police cited him on suspicion of illegally firing a gun within city limits.

It is not likely his insurance will cover that.

Somewhere in Colorado Springs, a raccoon is laughing.

This raccoon is from Brandenburg, Germany, and is not the one involved in the shooting of Don Upton. (Patrick Pleul/AFP/Getty Images)
This raccoon is from Brandenburg, Germany, and is not the one involved in the shooting of Don Upton. (Patrick Pleul/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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