Last November, Dustin J. Sippel was racking a few rounds while sitting on his toilet, drunk and stoned, when his 9 mm went off. Happily no one was injured. Sippel, however, is going to jail for "playing with his gun" in the wrong place.
"It didn't work out too well," he told the Sheboygan judge who just sentenced him to 75 days in jail. "I'm just so happy I didn't hurt anybody."
He's lucky he didn't. The shot from his pistol went through his bathroom's floorboards and into an occupied apartment below his own. His irate neighbors downstairs confronted him and he tried to pass off the incident with some story about drilling a hole in the floor.
Sheboygan cops surrounded the building and evacuated its tenants before realizing that Stengel had fled. They found him later, and he copped to the shooting.