Home invasion bandit shoots himself in foot – literally

Sometimes the cops don’t have to shoot the bad guys. They shoot themselves. Check out this news release today from provincial police in eastern Ontario, written with understatement, but enough detail to make clear that good guys got a good laugh at the expense of the crooks.

Napanee OPP Arrest Three In Home Invasion Robbery

(Napanee, ON.) Officers with the Napanee Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have arrested three males in connection with a home invasion in the Napanee area.

At approximately 8:45 pm on March 16, 2010 the OPP responded to a report of a home invasion robbery at a home on Golf Course Lane in Napanee. Three suspects were arrested without incident near the scene.

One of the male suspects was given immediate medical attention for an apparent self-inflicted, accidental gun shot injury to his foot. The injury is not considered life-threatening and had occurred before police arrived in the area. The residents of the home were not injured.

The investigation has found the suspects were known to the residents of the home.

The Eastern Region and Napanee OPP Crime Units and officers of the Napanee Detachment continue to investigate the incident.

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Contact: Provincial Constable Rob Prophet

Community Service Officer

Grenville County

Prescott Detachment

Note that the sly coppers wanted to make clear they didn’t shoot the bad guy in the foot, emphasizing in the release that the freakish foot wound happened before they arrived.

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