If there’s one place in rootin’ tootin’ Arizona you might hope to be safe from random gunfire, you’d think it would be the bathroom of a big box retailer. But you’d be wrong, because a man was at a Mesa Walmart was nearly shot by a stray bullet when someone in a neighboring stall allegedly let his revolver slip out of his holster.
The Arizona Republic reports the incident happened Sunday. Police say the suspect’s Ruger .357-caliber Western-style revolver fell out of his holster as he was tending to his business. A bullet shot out of the gun, then ricocheted off surfaces, striking five feet away from a guy at a nearby urinal. Both men apparently escaped injury.
The cops recommended that the slippery-holstered gunman be charged with a count of endangerment.
Let this be a lesson to secure all your valuables, especially those capable of killing others, before you drop your pants.
Mesa police: Man’s gun goes off in Walmart bathroom stall [The Arizona Republic]