Man mistakes real pistol for BB gun, shoots friend

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dumbassLOTHIAN, MD – Some pranks work out great, but 22-year-old Patrick Stapleton’s prank didn’t go so well.

Police in Lothian, Maryland say Patrick was over at a friend’s house. His friend was sleeping and Patrick, with nothing better to do, decided to play a little prank on him while he slept.

Police say he got a .40 caliber handgun, thinking it was a BB gun, and shot his friend in the butt. His friend had to be taken to the hospital.

Patrick was arrested, taken to jail and charged with second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

That`s how this dumb shot became our Dumbass of the Day!

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