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Man Waits on His Porch to Shoot a Raccoon, Ends Up Shooting Himself

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Last week, 81-year-old James Pace, Sr. of New Haven, Connecticut decided he had enough of a raccoon scratching on his door and was going to take care of the critter with a gun.

According to the New Haven Register, Pace decided it was time to rid himself of the raccoon, so he sat on his porch with his .22 caliber rifle and waited.

While he was waiting for the raccoon, he sneezed so vigorously that it knocked him off his chair. As he fell, the rifle fired right into his shin.

His son, Junior, took him to the hospital where he was treated and released.

There is no word on whether the raccoon has been back since the incident.

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