Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Georgia man wounds mother-in-law when bullet ricochets off armadillo

Bullet kills animal but rebounds, hits fence, travels through back door of mother-in-law’s mobile home and her recliner before striking her in back
Associated Press in Leesburg, Georgia

Tuesday 14 April 2015 14.08 BSTLast modified on Tuesday 14 April 201514.51 BST

Authorities say a man shot an armadillo, but ended up accidentally wounding his mother-in-law when the bullet ricocheted off the mammal’s hard shell.

Sheriff’s deputies told WALB-TV that 54-year-old Larry McElroy fired his 9mm pistol at the armadillo on Sunday night in the southern state of Georgia.

Deputies say the bullet killed the armadillo, but bounced off the animal, hit a fence, traveled through the back door of the mother-in-law’s mobile home and the recliner in which she was sitting, striking her in the back.

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