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Teen shoots himself in the foot to impress girlfriend

By Mason White 5:32 AM July 24, 2013
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By: Ryan Lee Hall
A teen shot himself in the foot in order to impress his girlfriend, according to police reports in Greece.

Kato Ambelia Police said that a teen, who shot himself in the foot with his father’s gun on Sunday night, has admitted to investigators that he did so in order to impress a girl.

The 16-year-old of Kato Ambelia in Serres, northern Greece, had told responding officers to reports of a shooting Sunday that he accidentally shot his foot while trying to scare off an intruder. The gun he used belonged to his father and had no license.

On Tuesday, however, the teenager admitted to police that he has made up the story and shot himself in a body part that he believed would have little risk to his life in order to amaze a girl with a story of heroism.

Doctors operated on his foot and they expect a full recovery.
His father is facing charges of illegal possession of a firearm and child neglect.