Jump to content

Recommended Posts

A young man shot himself without using a gun.


Damion M. Mosher, who put bullets in a vise and whacked them with a hammer to empty the brass shell casings, was hit in the abdomen by one of the shots, authorities said.


Warren County deputies said they were called to Mosher's home in Lake Luzerne on Saturday afternoon after one bullet went about a half-inch into his abdomen. He was treated at Glens Falls Hospital and was released. No charges were filed.


Mosher, 18, told authorities he was trying to empty the .223-caliber rounds to collect the brass casings for scrap.


Sheriff Larry Cleveland said about 100 other rounds that Mosher hit had "fizzled," but one was somehow sent with more force. It was unclear if the bullet ricocheted or hit him directly.


An employee of an Albany scrap metal company told The Post-Star of Glens Falls that the business pays $1.70 a pound for scrap brass shell casings.


Cleveland said Mosher's shells amounted to just a few pounds.


Lake Luzerne, at the southeastern edge of the Adirondacks, is 45 miles north of Albany.



Link to post
Share on other sites
1.70 a lb for empty brass? I handfull of live .223 ammunition is worth more than that at current prices.


Yeah... not too bright. Must have been on high on glue.

i've read about a jackass once that was selling RPG munitions as trash metal.


he had to compact it first though, so what did he do? drive over it with his truck.



Link to post
Share on other sites

To really be a candidate for the Darwin Awards the bullet would have had to finish the job or render him incapable of reproduction. These guys are the ones that make Darwin spin in his grave.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Chatbox

    Load More
    You don't have permission to chat.
  • Create New...