Lug Nuts and Buckshot

In our relentless endeavor to bring faithful Outdoor Newshound readers stories they simply won’t find anywhere else, we offer you the tale of a Washington man who tried a shotgun approach to car repair this weekend.

That’s shotgun used as a noun, and not an adjective.

The Kitsap County sheriff’s department reports that a 66-year-old man received serious leg injuries on Saturday when he tried to loosen a stubborn lug nut on his Lincoln Continental using a 12-guage shotgun loaded with buckshot.
Buckshot

Deputy Scott Wilson told the Kitsap Sun that the unnamed man, apparently frustrated by not being able to remove the final nut on the right rear wheel, blasted it with “a shell of double-ought from arm’s length.”

The deputy described the man’s legs as “peppered” from his feet to his mid-abdomen with pellets, pieces of the wheel and other debris.

He was transported by medics to a Tacoma-area hospital, where his injuries were described as serious, but non-life threatening.

If you’re wondering what would drive someone to take such action, you can rule out adult beverages.

“He wasn’t intoxicated,” Wilson said.

While decidedly remiss in his choice of tools, one can’t fault the man’s resolve to finish the job he’d started.

“He (was) bound and determined to get that lug nut off,” the deputy said.

Today’s Kitsap Sun newspaper report is accompanied by dozens of reader comments about the auto repairman’s mishap. The Outdoor Newshound highly recommends following this link to enjoy what others have to say about it.

I mean, just try to think of another single incident that could possibly invoke reference to Vice President Dick Cheney, comedian Jeff Foxworthy and evolutionist Charles Darwin!