Man Aims At Turtle, Shoots Self In Foot

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) - A northeast Ohio man was arrested after he allegedly fired a gun at a turtle and accidentally shot himself in the foot.

Massillon (MAS'-ih-lawn) police say the 24-year-old man is recovering. He's facing a count of discharging a weapon within city limits.

Police Sergeant Johnnie DiLoreto says the man caught the turtle during the weekend and attempted to shoot it. He missed the turtle, but shot himself in the foot.

The man caught the turtle while fishing the Tuscarawas (tus-kuh-RAW'-uhs) River in Massillon. Police think the turtle got away.