An east Texas man, who was trying to get a pesky armadillo out of his yard wound up with his jaw wired shut after a bullet ricocheted off of the animal’s shell and struck him in the face.
KLTV in Tyler reported that the unidentified man told Cass County sheriff’s deputies he fired several shots at the animal, when one of the shots ricocheted back and struck him instead. The shooting occurred just before 3 a.m. Thursday in Marietta, which is located about 40 miles southwest of Texarkana. The bullet struck the man in the jaw, Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe told Reuters. The injured man was airlifted to a hospital, where his broken jaw was wired shut, Rowe said.
Remember when everybody said you’d shoot your eye out of you start f*cking around with that doggone armadillo again?
Well the jaw isn’t a long way from the eye my friend.