Saturday, May 15, 2021
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Iowa man says his dog shot him while they were playing

Get Your Content. Daily.

Be the first to know about the biggest stories as they break. Sign up for breaking news email alerts from Your Content.

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — With best friends like these, who needs enemies?

An Iowa man says his dog inadvertently shot him while they were roughhousing Wednesday.

Fifty-one-year-old Richard Remme, of Fort Dodge, told police he was playing with his dog, Balew, on the couch and tossed the dog off his lap. He says when the pit bull-Labrador mix bounded back up, he must have disabled the safety on the gun in his belly band and stepped on the trigger.

The gun fired, striking one of Remme’s legs. He was treated at a hospital and released later that day.

- Advertisement -

Remme told The Messenger newspaper that Balew is a “big wuss” and lay down beside him and cried because he thought he had done something wrong.

- Advertisement -

Protect Independent Journalism

Your Content is a nonprofit newsroom registered in Pennsylvania [Entity No.: 6690403] that produces nonpartisan, evidence-based journalism to expose injustice, corruption and wrongdoing.

Spearheading the news revolution for Americans across the nation, Your Content has brought a voice to those the media failed to acknowledge.

This story you’ve just finished was funded by our readers and we hope it inspires you to make a gift to Your Content so that we can publish more reports like this one that holds people in power to account and produces real change.

Your donation will help us ensure that we can continue this critical work. We are busier than ever covering stories you won’t see anywhere else.

USA
33,668,931
confirmed cases
Updated on May 15, 2021 6:48 am
united states
599,314
deaths
Updated on May 15, 2021 6:48 am
united states
6,356,796
active
Updated on May 15, 2021 6:48 am
united states
26,712,821
recovered
Updated on May 15, 2021 6:48 am
World
162,593,357
confirmed cases
Updated on May 15, 2021 6:48 am
world
3,373,161
deaths
Updated on May 15, 2021 6:48 am
world
17,654,994
active
Updated on May 15, 2021 6:48 am
world
141,565,202
recovered
Updated on May 15, 2021 6:48 am