WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green
T-Storm Warning: Beltrami, Marshall & Roseau Counties  | Forecast  | Severe Weather CenterShare Pics

Local

Police: Chaska Man Shoots Himself In Drunken Slumber

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Best Shopping Deals In September
  2. Students Get Ready To Head Back To School
  3. Minnesotan To Meet: Scott Mayer
  4. Fast Food Workers To Protest Across U.S.
  5. The Lowdown: Our Before Bed Habits

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Chaska man shot his left index finger in a drunken slumber, according to Chaska Police.

Chief Scott Knight says the man fell asleep with a loaded handgun in his bed last month before a bad dream caused him to awake and accidentally shoot his left trigger finger.

A family member drove the man to the hospital, where he reportedly recorded a blood-alcohol content of .27.

While police said it is “unwise” to sleep with a loaded gun while intoxicated, the man broke no laws as he has a permit to carry.

He’s expected to make a full recovery.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,826 other followers