Drunk Kiwi shot in eyeball after daring gunman to pull the trigger
New Zealander Joshua Small was shot in the eyeball after issuing a drunken dare to a man with a .22 caliber pistol.
CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND — A drunk Kiwi issued a dare that turned out to be a costly one last week.
New Zealander Joshua Small was having some drinks at a friend’s house on Oct. 25 when a man arrived to visit the residence. Having had a few, the two men got into an argument. Small, who said he’s lived a criminal life, had the urge to start a fight, New Zealand news site Stuff reported.
The man eventually left, but returned about 45 minutes later. He pulled out a .22 caliber pistol and asked Small if he wanted to be shot. Small dared the man to do it, and the man fired a round at the ceiling.
Small began to laugh, and that’s when the man fired a bullet at his eye.
Small says he didn’t hear the gunshot, and only realized what had happened when his glasses blew off and blood started pouring out of his face. Small ran to a nearby gas station, where the clerk called an ambulance.
Small thought he was going to die, but luckily won’t even need surgery. He only wishes he could get his eye to stop bleeding profusely.
Small has not identified the man who shot him, because he felt he was the instigator, and isn’t interested in ratting the guy out.
Joshua Small was shot in the eye after goading a man who pulled out a gun following a heated argument between the two. STUFF
Small has refused to help the police identify the man, because he feels he was the instigator and isn’t interested in ratting anyone out. STUFF
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