A Washington state man had been working had been working on his Lincoln Continental for two weeks when he encountered a stubborn lug nut on one of the rear wheels. Bound and determined to get the nut off one way or another, he decided that a shotgun was the logical answer. So the man unloaded a round of buckshot onto the wheel from about an "arm's length" away.
Once the dust settled, the man found himself peppered with all sorts of debris from his feet up to his chin. He is currently hospitalized with "severe but not life-threatening" injuries.
Surprisingly, police say alcohol was NOT a factor. That means the guy was thinking perfectly clearly when he decided shooting the wheel would be a good idea.