Curious gun-owning Colorado man shoots himself in the foot because he 'wanted to know what it felt like'
Gun pointed at foot (Shuttershock)

Do you want to know what it feels like to get shot? No? Most people don't.


But Adam Hirtle of Colorado Springs is not "most people."

The 30 year old went to his garage, took his boot off and shot his boot. Then he put his injured boot back on and shot himself through his boot, police told the Denver Post.

"He wanted to know what it felt like to be shot," police said in a statement reported by NBC News.

And now he knows.

Police were called to St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs at about 7 p.m. on Wednesday on reports that a man was hurt in an accidental gunshot wound, only to learn it was totally intentional, the Denver Post reports. He was given a court summons and released.

No one else was injured, and Hirtle's injuries were not life threatening, the Post reports.