Breaking News: Shotguns Make Poor Lug Wrenches

Maybe there are dumber things you could do with a shotgun. I suppose you could use one to remove a wedding band that’s grown too tight or maybe to clean between your toes. Still, this has to be one of the dumbest:

From an Associated Press story in the Seattle Press-Intelligencer:

_A man trying to loosen a stubborn lug nut blasted the wheel with a 12-gauge shotgun, injuring himself badly in both legs, Kitsap County sheriff's deputies said. . . .

From about arm's length the man fired the shotgun at the wheel and was "peppered" in both legs with 00 buckshot and other debris.

Wilson described the injuries as "severe but not life-threatening."_

What do you think? Smart? Or not so smart?