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Florida man accidentally shoots himself while showing off gun at a bar

‘I don’t know if he was pretending to be a bada-- or something,’ the bar manager said.
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Published Jul. 24
Updated Jul. 24

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A man apparently shot himself by accident while showing Florida bar customers his gun Thursday night.

The man can be seen on surveillance video showing his gun to customers at O’Riley’s Uptown Tavern in Pensacola before making a quick motion as if putting it into a pretend holster below his shoulder. When he did, the gun discharged and a bullet hit the man’s torso, according to the Pensacola News Journal.

The bar manager showed the newspaper video of the incident.

“I don’t know if he was pretending to be a bada-- or something,” manager Warren Sonnen told the newspaper. “But from what I can tell, it was completely by accident.”

The man immediately left the bar and checked himself into a hospital. Police contacted him and were determining whether to file charges.