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Man Fires Bullet With Hammer
WANE-TV ^ | April 24, 2009 | Alyssa Ivanson

Posted on 04/24/2009 7:15:08 PM PDT by John W

PLEASANT LAKE, Ind. (WANE) - George Fath moved to his mobile home in rural Steuben County two months ago. The previous owners left a lot of trash in the yard, so Fath was cleaning up Thursday afternoon. That's when he found a 22 caliber bullet in the yard. He didn't want his three young boys to get hurt from the bullet, so Fath decided to dispose of it.

"My hammer was outside so I took the bullet and put it on a rock and smacked it with the hammer," Fath said.

Fath wasn't expecting the bullet to fire.

"It went off and went into my belly and knocked me on my butt," Fath said.

Fath said he thought he was shot in the stomach. His wife called 911. According to the police report the bullet didn't actually hit Fath.

"Fath was not bleeding, and it did not appear that Fath was struck with the bullet. Fath suffered a minor abrasion to the area of his stomach," police records read.

But, Fath told NewsChannel 15 the bullet did go in his stomach and doctors removed it at the hospital.

"I smacked the bullet and fell down and blood came pouring out," Fath said. "I was hitting it to smash it. I didn't expect it to go bang."

Fath said he'll never hit a bullet with a hammer again.

"I wasn't thinking about it. It was the dumbest thing I ever did in my life. I suggest nobody do it," Fath said.

Police agree. Steuben County Sheriff Rick Lewis said no one should ever hit a bullet with anything.

"The round can go anywhere. It could hit the person striking it with a hammer, a neighbor, a child in the yard. There's just no controlling where the bullet will go," Lewis said.

A bullet doesn't have to be in a gun to fire.

"Anytime you get pressure [to the end of the bullet] to cause it to explode, it will fire," Lewis said.

If someone finds a bullet, don't throw it in the trash either.

"Call local law enforcement and we can take car of it," Lewis said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: holdmuhbeer; idiot; rimfire
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You really need to go to the site and watch the news story. A little over five minutes long and amazing.
1 posted on 04/24/2009 7:15:08 PM PDT by John W
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To: John W

I did that when i was a little children


2 posted on 04/24/2009 7:16:07 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: John W

“Fath said he’ll never hit a bullet with a hammer again.”

Well there you go. Lesson learned.


3 posted on 04/24/2009 7:16:50 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: John W
Fath wasn't expecting the bullet to fire.

Uh huh. Sure.
4 posted on 04/24/2009 7:17:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: John W

Darwin Award front runner!


5 posted on 04/24/2009 7:18:24 PM PDT by Ancient Drive (will)
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To: John W
"Call local law enforcement and we can take car of it," Lewis said.

Huh?

6 posted on 04/24/2009 7:18:44 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (I miss Dick Cheney)
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To: John W

Sorry, a little under two minutes long. Over five if you included pauses as you laugh hysterically.


7 posted on 04/24/2009 7:18:59 PM PDT by John W
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To: John W
"Call local law enforcement and we can take car of it," Lewis said."

They'll send this guy...


8 posted on 04/24/2009 7:19:01 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: John W
So, the report said that he was fine, but he gives a story about being shot, "having blood pour out", and getting the bullet removed at the hospital.

Sounds like this dude didn't get enough attention as a kid.

9 posted on 04/24/2009 7:19:16 PM PDT by SIDENET ("You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.")
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To: Jagdgewehr

LOL I caught that too.


10 posted on 04/24/2009 7:19:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: John W

“Hey, Bubba, watch this.”


11 posted on 04/24/2009 7:19:49 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: John W

12 posted on 04/24/2009 7:20:05 PM PDT by stormer
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To: John W

It is clearly time to ban assault hammers.


13 posted on 04/24/2009 7:20:13 PM PDT by GnL
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To: John W
"My hammer was outside so I took the bullet and put it on a rock and smacked it with the hammer," Fath said.

Fath wasn't expecting the bullet to fire.

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14 posted on 04/24/2009 7:20:16 PM PDT by txroadkill (Tax Day Tea Parties 4/15/09 - - The day we won one for the Gipper.)
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"I was hitting it to smash it. I didn't expect it to go bang."

It's gunpowder surrounded by metal, what did this idiot think was going to happen?

It was totally safe just the way it was.

15 posted on 04/24/2009 7:20:35 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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Attention whore......Did he also call the media to shed light on just how stupid he and his wife really are??


16 posted on 04/24/2009 7:20:37 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: John W

Moron....everybody knows the proper way to dispose of a .22LR is to set it on top of a 9-volt battery...


17 posted on 04/24/2009 7:21:09 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: John W

George, put that down. Your gonna put an eye out.


18 posted on 04/24/2009 7:21:40 PM PDT by healy61
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To: Jagdgewehr

You know, when you report a bullet so they seize your car. Well, it works with drugs, anyway. To many officers, guns = drugs.


19 posted on 04/24/2009 7:22:07 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: John W; mylife

Idiots reporting on idiots.


20 posted on 04/24/2009 7:22:11 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: Joe 6-pack

ATF.....LMAO


21 posted on 04/24/2009 7:22:49 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I am guessing you know someone who has tried this.


22 posted on 04/24/2009 7:23:27 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: John W
"Call local law enforcement and we can take car of it," Lewis said.

Yep! You'll need help with a broken light bulb, too. Won't be too long 'til you will need to call someone to come scratch your butt.

23 posted on 04/24/2009 7:23:40 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: John W

Now there is a reason they call that part of the gun a “hammer”.


24 posted on 04/24/2009 7:23:45 PM PDT by BobL (Drop a comment: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2180357/posts)
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To: Ancient Drive
I found a baby picture of him


25 posted on 04/24/2009 7:23:57 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: John W

Reminds me of the time when, as a 12-year-old, a friend and I found an unspent 22-mm round from a range where they tested the cannons on F-100 fighter jets. We had the good sense to leave it alone.


26 posted on 04/24/2009 7:24:02 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (What's Black and White and Red all over?)
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To: John W

I bet he checks for propane leaks with a lighter.


27 posted on 04/24/2009 7:24:05 PM PDT by StandUpChuck
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To: al baby

I caught my son in mid-swing as he was about to do it. That kid loved hammers, one day when he was 3 he nailed a path of nails through my kitchen.


28 posted on 04/24/2009 7:24:06 PM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: al baby

I caught my son in mid-swing as he was about to do it. That kid loved hammers, one day when he was 3 he nailed a path of nails through my kitchen.


29 posted on 04/24/2009 7:24:08 PM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: wagglebee

And, for the bonus round, what is the name of the little metal thing in a revolver that you pull back, and when it falls forward (when you pull the trigger) it fires the cartridge?


30 posted on 04/24/2009 7:24:14 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: coloradan

Hammer?


31 posted on 04/24/2009 7:24:48 PM PDT by John W
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To: Electric Graffiti

Next time call the bomb disposal unit lol.


32 posted on 04/24/2009 7:25:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: LukeL
"I am guessing you know someone who has tried this."

Dad wouldn't let us play with hammers ;-)

33 posted on 04/24/2009 7:25:20 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: coloradan

LMAO!


34 posted on 04/24/2009 7:25:25 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: coloradan

LOL


35 posted on 04/24/2009 7:25:36 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (I miss Dick Cheney)
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To: John W
What a Idiot a .22 round Yep bullets in the hands of a fool can be a health hazard.If it was a .44 Mag he would need a large cork for his stomach.
36 posted on 04/24/2009 7:26:26 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: coloradan

Reminds me of the old cartoons where Wilie Coyote’s bomb doesn’t go off so he taps it with a hammer to see if it is a live round.


37 posted on 04/24/2009 7:26:42 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: John W

This is what happens when you don’t let boys watch old Warner Brothers cartoons.


38 posted on 04/24/2009 7:26:46 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?).)
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To: John W

Anyone else notice the cop’s misinformation. He said nothing about striking the primer causing igniton, only putting pressure on the case.


39 posted on 04/24/2009 7:26:51 PM PDT by srweaver (Never Forget the Judicial Homicide of Terri Schiavo)
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To: Joe 6-pack

My guess is that when it went off, the claw end of the hammer snapped back and hit him in the gut.


40 posted on 04/24/2009 7:27:11 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Ancient Drive
Obviously this turkey is a liberal democrat.

Most of that species shoot themselves in the foot. This one got his a bit higher.

‘Nuff said...but, I am surprised this one didn't reside in Kalifornia.

41 posted on 04/24/2009 7:27:15 PM PDT by dk/coro
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To: John W

Can't touch this.

42 posted on 04/24/2009 7:28:01 PM PDT by rintense (Go Israel!)
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To: coloradan

43 posted on 04/24/2009 7:28:04 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: srweaver

A 22lr is a rim fire round there is no primer.


44 posted on 04/24/2009 7:28:11 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: Joe 6-pack

I use mine for replacement fuses.


45 posted on 04/24/2009 7:28:23 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: John W
he found a 22 caliber bullet in the yard. He didn't want his three young boys to get hurt from the bullet, so Fath decided to dispose of it.

The smart thing to do was to use the cartridge (one of my pet peeves) as an excuse to get your wife’s buy in to buy a fire arm to shoot the free ammo with.

Hey honey there is all this 22 ammo out in the yard and I don’t want the kids plying with it so I just have to go out and buy a pistol/rifle to shoot it up so they don’t mess with it.

46 posted on 04/24/2009 7:28:31 PM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: dk/coro

That’s why liberals hate guns... they keep shooting themselves in the foot.


47 posted on 04/24/2009 7:28:45 PM PDT by rintense (Go Israel!)
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To: rintense

3 seconds


48 posted on 04/24/2009 7:29:25 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Jet Jaguar
"I use mine for replacement fuses."

LOL....I prefer pennies. More cost effective.

49 posted on 04/24/2009 7:30:10 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

brings new meaning to i think i popped a fuse


50 posted on 04/24/2009 7:30:56 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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