Man Arguing With Wife Shoots His Finger In Misguided Attempt to Remove Wedding Ring

A federal prison guard has been charged with shooting his own finger in a drunken attempt to remove his wedding ring during an argument with his wife at their northwestern Pennsylvania home, police said.


A criminal complaint said Bradford police were called just before 9 p.m. March 2 and were met by Alfredo Malespini III, 31, who told officers he was “trying to get rid of his wedding ring” and decided to “shoot it off.” The Bradford Era first reported the shooting on Friday.

The gunshot badly mangled Malespini's finger, but didn't remove the ring, police said.


That’s adding insult to injury. Whatever happened to hot water and soap or just not getting married in the first place?

A police lieutenant said Malespini and his wife had been arguing about an affair he’d had several months ago.  He’s been charged with reckless endangerment – as well as criminal stupidity.

[H/T: New York Daily News]