Skip to comments.Man in toilet hit by stray bullet
Posted on 09/12/2006 9:35:32 AM PDT by kiriath_jearim
A stray bullet from an upstairs room wounded a Buffalo man Sunday morning while he was using the toilet in the Buffalo Tourist Lodge, 1159 Main St., police said. Walter Her, 68, who had been living at the hotel for several months, was treated in the intensive care trauma unit of Erie County Medical Center for a wound to the lower left side of his back.
His condition was unavailable late Sunday, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
"Two guys and a girl were upstairs partying, and they say they found a gun in the room when they checked in. One of the three fired the gun, which went through the floor, through the ceiling, through the bathroom wall and hit the guy," said Detective Sgt. Tom Donovan of the Central Police District.
The three were arrested, and police recovered a High Point .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol. Police said that the girl was 16 years old and that the two men had consensual sex with her.
"She was a willing participant in the [statutory] rape," said Donovan. "The two men said they met her Saturday night at a bar on Fillmore. . . . They said they didn't realize she was underage because they were carded to get into the bar."
Donovan said police do not believe their story about finding the gun in their room and believe one them brought the gun there and accidentally fired it.
John E. Kidd, 23, of Louisiana Street; Michael R. Morris II, 22, of Buffalo; and the 16-year-old girl, whose identity was withheld, were each charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and one count of assault.
The two men also were charged with statutory rape and endangering the welfare of a child.
The shooting took place at about 4:30 a.m., but Her didn't realize he was wounded at the time, police said. He went to bed and, at about 7 a.m., discovered that he had been shot. He walked to the hotel's front office and was taken to ECMC.
What a sh*tty deal.
They shot me right in the can.
What a crappy thing to happen!
It took him 2 and a half hours to realize he'd been shot?
What a sh!##y break.
This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, "Shot in the dark".
Bet that helped get the mail moving....
Title is misleading.
The man was not in his toilet.
He was on it.
Guy's lucky. They might have been able to shoot him more than once with a real gun.
Scared the crap out of him.
He was feeling "flushed"..
Ah, what fine specimins of humanity!
It's all fun and games until someone gets shot on the can.
The story (now that I ve read it) sure takes some lewd twists and turns.
Has everything a hollywood movie is made of.
The odds of getting shot on the toilet finally caught up with him.
This story contains everything a sordid tale should: sex, guns, blood, parties and defecation.
There I was, minding my own business, reading the lastest copy of Reader's Digest when all of a sudden, BAM! Shot in the shi**er!!!
Yeah, I've been living in my house for 4 years and know that its gotta be just about my time to get pegged while dumping a load.
Good Gosh. I am going out to Buffalo next month! A lot goin on out there!
I think I am going to avoid the Buffalo Tourist Lodge, though...
I went out to watch the Patriots vs. Bills a few years back, and we always stay at the diviest motels. You can party a bit harder and nobody cares...:)
The four days we were there, there was a fully loaded black Ford Taurus parked a few rooms over, tan leather interior, really outfitted nice and all. Had the windows down the entire time, poured rain a few days, but we paid it no mind.
When we were getting ready to leave, the little lady with one leg who ran the place asked us to look in the room and tell her what we thought...said a man and woman checked in, but left at some point without paying for additional nights. The car was still there.
So we go in, and there in the middle of the floor, is...a big circular dark spot in the rug...! I looked at that and thought "uh...uh oh."
The old lady was griping that they used some kind of smelly cleaning fluid on it, and while she is talking, we notice a pile of clothes on the floor. Womans clothes. Bra, underwear...all covered in a fine white powder.
I said to the guys I was with "Let's get the hell out of here! This place looks like a murder site!"
So we are getting ready to drive away, and I look around...where is my Pats drinking cup?
I left it on the dresser in the "room"!!!!!!!!
I ran back in and grabbed it. We looked at the local papers on the Internet for a few days, but didn't see anything. Gulp.
What did her other leg do? ;D
Who does Number 2 work for?
"Who was the kid?"
No, Her is 68, way over age of consent."
LOL.I'll bet he was intoxicated at the time.I know if i was shot in the buttox i'd know it:)
That's just a sad life.
...You guys are all getting way too anal over this...
Now that is a hotel I would stay at, they put guns on your pillow instead of mints/chocolate.
Must have been sitting there for a long time.
Aside from the crappy comments I have swirling around in my head, I do have a semi-lucid question...
If she was in an over-21 drinking establishment, how is it the men can be guilty of statutory? If they had to prove their age, it is more than reasonable to assume she did, as well, right? Therefore, they should be on safe legal footing for their assertion that they committed no crime because they were convinced she was of legal age.
The bar, however, should have some trouble for its lack of control over its patronage.
Just my $.02.
Never, never stay at a hotel without a bulletproof terlit. First thing I check. Well, after the porn on the movie box, that is.
And they didn't "know" she was underage...
Reminds me of the time a guy dropped a cherry bomb down the chimney of a port-a-potty on a construction site while it was occupied.
I agree that the girl deceived these two low-lifes.
The bar should be in trouble as should the girl's parents.
Assault seems like a fair charge for the shooting, though.
We're in agreement. What if a young woman picked-up an underage guy in a bar for a one-night-stand? Most people would figure people in a bar are at least eighteen years of age and likely twenty-one or older. The statutory rape seems a bit harsh in view of the circumstances.
~ Blue Jays ~
Poor Mister Her,
It is all still a blur,
But the pain that he has is vile....
Though he isn't dead,
He was shot in the head,
But didn't know it for a while.
Two drunks and a girl above,
Got tired of making love,
One said to the young lass,
I'll shoot you in the a**,
But she ducked at the sound,
Of the 9mm round,
That went through the floor,
Instead of into the whore,
And hit Mr. Her's back,
But he got into the sack,
Then woke with some pain,
That made him insane,
To the hospital he went
With his newly acquired vent,
The two drunks were busted,
And the cops were disgusted,
And all seemed to be having a snit.
"'Tis a shame" said one,
"That when having some fun,
you can't even be safe taking a sh**" :0 )
They probably didn't check to see if she was loaded, either.
What a piece of carp.
"police recovered a High Point .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol"
It's lucky he wasn't shot with a lever-action turdy-turdy.
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