Man Shoots Self While Trying To Rid Himself Of A Raccoon

An 81-year-old man accidentally shot himself while trying to rid himself of a raccoon, police said.

Officers responded to Yale-New Haven Hospital on Saturday regarding a shooting, police said. When they arrived, James Pace Sr. told officers he had been having a problem with a large raccoon scratching at his back door.

Pace told police he armed himself with a .22 caliber rifle and waited for the raccoon to show, but while waiting, he sneezed and fell out of his chair. Police said it was then he realized he had accidentally shot himself in the shin.

Pace's son drove him to the hospital for treatment. His injuries are non-life threatening, police said. Detectives are investigating.


Have you been sneezing more lately? 
You can thank the pollen count for that.  Normally, the pollen count for this time of the year is around 50.  But it looks like the fall pollen is here early this year.  Yesterday’s pollen count was over 1200.  The changing of the seasons can be a beautiful time of the year.  It can also be miserable and frustrating for allergy sufferers.  Hachoooo!  Bless You!


Boy Asks Players for Homers ... They Deliver

Fan gets exactly what he asked for.

Cleveland Indians stars Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis did something Saturday night that you'd only expect to see in a movie. Before the game, the players met with eight-year-old Niko Lanzarotta – an Indians fan with cerebral palsy. Before parting ways, he asked each of them to hit a home run.

Obviously that's a lot of pressure to put on a ball player, but Santana wasted no time and launched a two-run homer into the seats in his first at bat. Kipnis waited until his second at bat and hit a two-run shot. It was a warm night in Cleveland, but there were a lot of goosebumps around. (Yahoo)