December 12, 2008

Man: Cat shot me by mistake

A North Carolina man who was shot in the thigh Friday at first blamed his cat and then himself.

Charlie Busick of Eden told sheriff's deputies that he had left his .45-caliber pistol on a love seat, the Greensboro News & Record reported. He said that the cat jumped on the seat and landed on the pistol, setting it off.

But he later denied the cat was responsible. Instead, he said, that he put his hand down on the seat for balance while he was standing up, landing on the gun.

Busick called a friend after the shooting to ask for a ride to the hospital.