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Old 09-05-2011, 10:55 PM
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Potato Gun Injury

Playing with this thing in the middle of a street in the city. Can I just say..DUH!!!

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A man was hospitalized after being seriously injured in a potato gun explosion.

Police said they received a report of a shooting in the 200 block of Alpha Avenue at about 4:15 p.m. Monday, where they found 53-year-old John Berthiaume II lying in the street.

Berthiaume suffered injuries to his right arm and leg when his homemade potato gun exploded, Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell said.

The victim's brother, who did not want to be identified, said it appeared that his brother put too much black powder into the device.

"I guess it stressed the metal out too much, and it blew up," the man said.

Martha Dodd said the explosion sent shrapnel into her home across the street.

"I looked out the door and saw him sitting on the ground and I said, 'You just shot a hole in my house,'" Dodd said.

Berthiaume was taken to University of Louisville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Mitchell said.

"He's got a chunk of his arm torn up. His butt cheek, his thigh and lower calf on his right side," Berthiaume's brother said. "A chunk of meat was hanging off of his arm: you could see to the bone."

Berthiaume will be charged with wanton endangerment, Mitchell said.

Read more: http://www.wlky.com/news/29085977/de...#ixzz1X8KPE9Cc

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Old 09-06-2011, 12:58 AM
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he's lucky to be alive. Those potato guns are serious business

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Old 09-07-2011, 05:53 PM
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Potatoe guns kick ass. We didn't use powder in ours as far as I can remember, just a ton of cheap hairspray.

Ah. Good times.

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Old 09-08-2011, 11:35 PM
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so the potato gun made chips out of him then

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