Puppy Shoots Florida Man In Self-Defense

September 22, 2015 9:53 a.m.

Ed. note: This post was mistakenly based on a report from 2004. We hope the puppy went on to live a happy and healthy life.

This isn’t your average dog shoots man story.

A Pensacola, Fla. man was shot Monday while trying to kill seven puppies, the Associated Press reported.

Jerry Allen Bradford, 37, told police he had decided to kill the 3-month-old shepherd-mix puppies because he couldn’t find them homes.

Bradford was holding one puppy in his arms and another in his left hand when one dog wriggled out of his grasp and placed its paw on the trigger of the .38-caliber revolver, according to the sheriff’s report. It was enough to fire the gun, shooting Bradford in the wrist. He was treated at a hospital for the injury.

Four of the puppies were found in good health and taken into custody by animal control, which plans put them up for adoption. Three of the puppies were found buried in a shallow grave at Bradford’s home, the sheriff’s office told AP.

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