Pistol-packing people of Walmart: Indiana man charged after gun goes off in checkout line

By Travis Gettys
Monday, June 16, 2014 10:51 EDT
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'Pistol concealed in man's waistband' [Shutterstock]
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An Indiana man was arrested Sunday morning after he accidentally fired his handgun while shopping at Walmart.

Jasper police said 65-year-old Kenneth Pirtle told them he reached into his front shirt pocket in the store’s checkout area to grab something.

But instead, he accidentally fired the .40-caliber handgun in his pocket.

The bullet went through his pant leg, hit the concrete floor, ricocheted, and then struck a wall.

Pirtle suffered minor leg burns and refused treatment, and no one else was injured.

Police said other items in Pirtle’s pocket might have contributed to the accidental shooting.

Pirtle was charged with criminal recklessness with a firearm.

[Image: Pistol concealed in man's waistband via Shutterstock]

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