Man high on drugs calls police after believing he was shot when a dog bit his behind

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By: Feng Qian

Police rushed to the scene of a reported shooting after a man mistook a dog bite for a gunshot wound, according to police in Texas.

The Groesbeck Police Department said that a man who was high on marijuana was bitten by his dog after it heard loud thunder.

The dog's owner mistook the loud thunder for a gunshot and the pain in his behind as a bullet wound, prompting him to call the police and report the incident.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, confirmed that the man was high on marijuana, and paramedics treated the man at the scene.

No charges have been filed.

“We responded to a report of a shooting at a mobile home park. Officer Cox arrived on the scene first, and was flagged down by a male who stated that he believed he had been shot in the left buttock while sitting on a porch.

“During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the victim had been smoking marijuana on the porch as a thunderstorm passed through the area.

“The loud thunder scared one of the dogs, causing it to nip the victim in the left buttock. He believed he had been shot and subsequently called the police. He was treated at the scene by EMS and released,” the Groesbeck Police Department said on Thursday.