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Off the Wall News: Man reports infected toenail as gunshot wound

March 13th, 2014 1:49 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Off the Wall News: Man reports infected toenail as gunshot wound

A Kingsport man dialed 911 to report he had been shot twice. A responding officer found the caller with slurred speech and emitting an odor of alcohol, at which point he admitted to drinking "about a liter" of beer. He didn't wish to pursue charges against the purported shooter — but did want transport to the hospital, hoping to receive treatment for the alleged pain he was experiencing. When asked to display his gunshot wounds the man presented a "small scratch" — approximately two inches long — on the top of his hand. The other "injury," according to the officer's report, "appeared to be an infected toenail." The man was told to go to bed and "sober up." Three minutes after police departed, he again dialed 911, reporting "the exact same complaint" of being shot. He was then transported to jail on a charge of aggravated abuse of 911. Upon being granted his one phone call he again dialed 911 "to report his injuries."

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