TAKEN FROM PARKED CAR: He was handling the loaded weapon.
By JAMES HALPIN
Published: September 22, 2007
Last Modified: September 22, 2007 at 01:52 AM
A man who stole a gun from a parked car shot himself in the leg only moments later as he fiddled with the weapon, Anchorage police said Friday.
The man, who has not yet been charged with a crime, was roaming among parked vehicles in an East Anchorage neighborhood, stealing valuables, when he came up with the handgun, according to police. He was accompanied in his exploits that day, Sept. 7, by an unnamed woman who was driving a red Audi sedan, Anchorage Police Department spokesman Lt. Paul Honeman said.
The man began "manipulating" the weapon, a Glock, and it went off, striking him in the left leg, Honeman said.
"It's like the Darwin Awards," Honeman said....
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