A man in Illinois is facing felony charges after he shot himself in the leg while he was asleep and dreaming about an intruder
· Jun 17, 2023 · NottheBee.com

A man in Illinois is facing time in prison after he accidentally shot himself in the leg in his sleep.

Talk about adding insult to injury.

He told police that he was dreaming about an intruder who entered his house.

The 62-year-old Chicago suburbanite apparently has really vivid and realistic dreams. And, to be fair, if I lived outside Chicago I'd probably have similar dreams.

The Lake Barrington man was charged about two months after Lake County Sheriff's deputies were called to his home on April 10 on a report about a person with a gunshot wound, police said.

Deputies who found the 62-year-old man with a gunshot wound to one of his legs applied a tourniquet to the limb because he "was losing a significant amount of blood" before being hospitalized, police said.

The man picked up a .357 magnum after believing a man broke into his house and began robbing him. He shot at the intruder in the dream but in reality, shot himself in the leg and woke himself up.

That's when 911 was called and the police helped the man get to the hospital before he lost too much blood.

Investigators determined there was no burglary attempt at the man's home in the northwest Chicago suburb. But they found that his state firearm owner's identification card had been revoked, and he was still in possession of a firearm.

I don't know why his firearm license had been revoked, but now he is being prosecuted for the felony of illegally owning a firearm.

The man has already posted bail and has another court date on June 29.


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