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GPD: Would-Be Squirrel-Killer injured After Taping Cartridge to BB Gun
The Gainesville Sun ^ | Friday, April 26, 2013 | Cindy Swirko

Posted on 04/28/2013 6:12:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A man who tried to shoot a squirrel for dinner by taping a .40-caliber cartridge to a BB gun was hospitalized with shrapnel wounds after the cartridge exploded, Gainesville police reported.

A sworn complaint was filed against William Daniel Lloyd, 31, for discharging a firearm in public and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, Officer Ben Tobias stated in a press item.

Officer Diana Mattern responded to a medical emergency call at 600 SE 12th Terrace and learned that Lloyd had taped the cartridge to the end of a BB gun to shoot a squirrel, Tobias said.

Lloyd fired the BB gun, causing the BB to strike the cartridge’s primer. The cartridge discharged and fragmented, striking Lloyd in the upper arm and lower leg.

He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

On Friday morning residents at his listed address said Lloyd had been released from the hospital and was back at work.

A sworn complaint was filed in lieu of arrest because of Lloyd’s injuries.

The state Department of Corrections website shows that Lloyd served time in prison for 2009 offenses for grand theft and trafficking stolen property. He was released in November 2011.

Lloyd told police he was trying to shoot a squirrel with a Pumpmaster 760 BB gun. His girlfriend told police that Lloyd told her he was trying to shoot a squirrel for dinner, according to police.

Lloyd and others at the home bandaged his wounds but he continued bleeding.

“Lloyd stated he knew he had been hit, but did not know how badly,” an officer wrote in the report.

Lloyd told police he knew he was not allowed to possess ammunition and that he found cartridges while “scrapping” — looking for scrap metal.

A sworn complaint was filed against William Daniel Lloyd, 31, for discharging a firearm in public and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, Officer Ben Tobias stated in a press item.

Officer Diana Mattern responded to a medical emergency call at 600 SE 12th Terrace and learned that Lloyd had taped the cartridge to the end of a BB gun to shoot a squirrel, Tobias said.

Lloyd fired the BB gun, causing the BB to strike the cartridge's primer. The cartridge discharged and fragmented, striking Lloyd in the upper arm and lower leg.

He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

On Friday morning residents at his listed address said Lloyd had been released from the hospital and was back at work.

A sworn complaint was filed in lieu of arrest because of Lloyd's injuries.

The state Department of Corrections website shows that Lloyd served prison time for 2009 offenses for grand theft and trafficking stolen property. He was released in November 2011.

Lloyd told police he was trying to shoot a squirrel with a Pumpmaster 760 BB gun.

His girlfriend told police that Lloyd told her he was trying to shoot a squirrel for dinner, according to police.

Lloyd and others at the home bandaged his wounds but he continued bleeding.

“Lloyd stated he knew he had been hit, but did not know how badly,” an officer wrote in the report.

Lloyd told police he knew he was not allowed to possess ammunition and that he found cartridges while “scrapping” -- looking for scrap metal.


TOPICS: Food; Local News; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: assclown; florida

1 posted on 04/28/2013 6:12:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

He would have been a lot better off just trying to shoot it with the airgun. I have a model 760 and despite having a smooth bore it shoots pellets fairly well.

My first 760 bought around 35 years ago had a rifled barrel.


2 posted on 04/28/2013 6:16:44 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: nickcarraway
We used to do this with .22 rimfire cartridges, many years ago.
3 posted on 04/28/2013 6:17:24 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: nickcarraway

That takes a special type of stupid....


4 posted on 04/28/2013 6:18:50 PM PDT by JZoback
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To: nickcarraway
boris and natasha photo: Boris And Natasha mt1138333206.jpg I've seen this before ... except with moose AND squirrel.
5 posted on 04/28/2013 6:22:35 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: nickcarraway

—a single unconfined cartridge is not very dangerous when detonated either by fire or hitting the primer—nor does the bullet have any real penetrating power—


6 posted on 04/28/2013 6:24:27 PM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: nickcarraway
<9>The cartridge discharged and fragmented, striking Lloyd in the upper arm and lower leg. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

That is what tweezers are for. I learned this hitting a black poweder percussion cap with a hammer as a kid. Put a nice chunk of copper in my shin. I was far more afraid of Mom than the hole in my leg.

7 posted on 04/28/2013 6:24:50 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like something the idiots on Duck Dynasty wuld try.


8 posted on 04/28/2013 6:27:40 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: nickcarraway
Lloyd told police he knew he was not allowed to possess ammunition and that he found cartridges while “scrapping” -- looking for scrap metal.

For the a non-construction oriented person, "scrapping" means stealing copper from construction sites.

9 posted on 04/28/2013 6:29:22 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m sorry but I don’t suffer fools!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 04/28/2013 6:35:04 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: JZoback

INDEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


11 posted on 04/28/2013 6:36:20 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: JZoback

Which is not in short supply in Floriduh...


12 posted on 04/28/2013 6:40:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
The really shocking thing about this article is that the journalist seems to understand firearms and uses all the terminology correctly.
13 posted on 04/28/2013 6:46:05 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: nickcarraway

According to the law, the squirrel had the right to claim Lloyd as a trophy and stash him with the other nuts.


14 posted on 04/28/2013 6:51:38 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: CrazyIvan

Maybe it is a subtle sign that conservatives are moving into the journalism profession.


15 posted on 04/28/2013 6:57:42 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: nickcarraway

I swear I’ve seen this guy before. Isn’t he the guy who strapped a JATO rocket to a golf cart?


16 posted on 04/28/2013 7:00:55 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: nickcarraway

Florida Man strikes again...


17 posted on 04/28/2013 7:42:29 PM PDT by EricT. (Another Muslim terrorist. Who saw that coming?)
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To: EricT.

I am a native Floridian. My family has been here since at least the 1700s. Florida North of Orlando is very conservative and the Western Panhandle has been described as the most conservative Congressional District in the nation.


18 posted on 04/28/2013 7:48:41 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: nickcarraway

Reminds me of the guy several years back who decided to grind black powder in a blender.


19 posted on 04/28/2013 8:01:24 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: nickcarraway

“Florida Man” stories contain the best “stupid” in America.


20 posted on 04/28/2013 8:12:32 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: yarddog

The panhandle is known as Lower Alabama. Very Conservative.


21 posted on 04/29/2013 7:44:04 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Iowa Granny; Ladysmith; Diana in Wisconsin; JLO; sergeantdave; damncat; phantomworker; joesnuffy; ..
If you’d like to be on or off this Outdoors/Rural/wildlife/hunting/hiking/backpacking/National Parks/animals list please FR mail me. And ping me is you see articles of interest.
22 posted on 05/02/2013 3:48:34 PM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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23 posted on 05/02/2013 5:19:51 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

What’s the story behind this?


24 posted on 05/02/2013 5:24:23 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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IIRC....A round the shooter used was too hot for the rifle.

Have you seen this?

Watch This Guy Fire 600 Rounds With A Partially 3-D Printed Gun

25 posted on 05/02/2013 6:36:45 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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A friend did something like that: loaded IMI blank powder into a .308 like it was a 'light' BLC-2 load, and promptly blew up an Argentine Mauser which had been rechambered in .308. The sad part is that he knew better.

The remains of the firearm are now used as an exhibit for the hunter safety classes, he survived with only a minor peppering with brass and a hand that stung for a few days from when the foregrip shattered. (Good shooting glasses saved his eyes).

26 posted on 05/03/2013 4:07:19 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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