Friday, April 22, 2005

You're not going to believe how this happened...

Officer's Gun Falls From Pants, Shoots Man In Other Bathroom Stall

SAN ANTONIO -- This is a story they'll be telling around the San Antonio Police Department for a long time.

A police spokesman says an off-duty officer was at a San Antonio auto auction house Wednesday when nature called.

Officer Craig Clancy strolled to the appropriate facility and was lowering his trousers when his pistol fell from his waistband. When Clancy fumbled for the falling firearm, it went off -- twice.

One of the bullets nicked a bit of floor tile into the leg of a man who was washing his hands nearby. That man was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Police internal affairs is investigating.

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