Joshua Seto was Under Influence of Prescription Drugs When He Shot Himself in Penis, Cops Believe

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Chandler police on Thursday confirmed that the gun used in last Thursday's accidental penis-shooting was a .380 caliber Taurus similar to this one.

A man who accidentally shot himself in the penis while walking through the parking lot of a Chandler grocery store last week was under the influence of prescription drugs, police believe.

Cops who responded to the August 2 incident reported that Joshua Seto, 27, seemed too calm and oblivious to pain, says Chandler Sergeant Joe Favazzo. The officers thought the man was impaired by prescription drugs.

That would help explain how Seto could make such a blunder, though police also used the incident to emphasize the importance of holsters.

Police say the man and his girlfriend had been on their way to the store at about 7:30 p.m. when the woman pulled her pink .380 caliber, semi-automatic Taurus, specially made to promote breast cancer awareness, from her purse.

Seto took the gun and jammed into his waistband, where it went off.

The bullet struck Seto's penis, then entered and exited his left thigh, according to a police report.

The couple didn't immediately drive to a hospital, instead walking to a bench at the parking lot. Someone else prompted the man's girlfriend, Cara Christopher, to call 911, Favazzo says.

"He's still conscious, there's just a lot of blood," Christopher told dispatchers, who then instructed her to apply pressure to the wound with a cloth. "It looks pretty bad."

Seto was treated at a local hospital, but police had no update on his condition as of Thursday morning.

A listed phone number in Chandler for Seto is disconnected.

 

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Charlie
Charlie

Darwin award.  With any luck, he shot it clean off and can no longer pollute the world with his DNA.

Joel Z Williams
Joel Z Williams

does this weapon come equipped with a factory safety? And if so, is it a mechanical safety or like the trigger activated "safety" on Glocks?

Broski Love
Broski Love

what a fucking moronic statement to make that if someone shows high pain tolerance to assume they are on prescription pain killers or even abusing them. Maybe he popped some ibuprofen before he left the house. Anyone take into consideration shock and perhaps the mental state of someone who has been hurt before and isnt going to freak out about it. These pussy cops get shot and cry like bitches so they think everyone esle should have the same reaction. fuck these pigs.

Just_Sayin
Just_Sayin

For someone complaining about other people making assumptions, you have sure made a few doozies here.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

This story is getting more worldwide publicity that some of Arpaio's stunts.  Hey Joe!  Want to increase your name's presence in the headlines? 

Mistalee
Mistalee

Hm. Confucious say, he who jams pistol down front of pants may be going off half-cocked. 

Triple-6 Gun Mane
Triple-6 Gun Mane

I'm sure the gruesome scene was not a pretty sight, maybe kinda humorous because I think it looked like he pissed his pants with blood instead of urine.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

I just thought of a "silver lining" to this story,

At least the guy who was dumb enough to shoot off his dick probably won't be able to produce offspring with the girl who was too dumb to call 911 without being told to. Kids would probably be idjits.

mike j
mike j

I hope they can fix your broke dick. But you need to get yourself clean and stay of the oxy.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

["Joshua Seto, 27, seemed too calm and oblivious to pain,..."]

I'm told that size really does matter. Maybe in this case his 'size' was relative to the amount of pain and suffering he endured...

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

I guess the size could determine if the protuberance was severed or just damaged.

rick the prick
rick the prick

poor guy, i dont think his girlfriend will want to stay with him since his dick is probally half the size.  he's a TOIDI.

Mistalee
Mistalee

 Oh, well, he can still give her eight inches. He'll just have to do it four inches at a time.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Somebody had to "Tell the girlfriend to call 911"?????????????

He obviously isn't seeing her for her brains.

Triple-6 Gun Mane
Triple-6 Gun Mane

That junkie was obviously fucked up on drugs. He probably got what he deserved when it comes to pure stupiditiy. It's a shame he won't be able to use his "piece" on his GF for quite sometime.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

The gun is cute, like Lori Klein's.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

You caught that too. Interesting that there seems to be an epidemic of pink gun abuse happening in the PHX area.

I really have to wonder why she handed him the gun as they were going into the store...

And he thought she was kidding before when she referred to him as a 'short shot'....

Mistalee
Mistalee

Of course they are being abused.

If you buy a titty-pink pistol for breast cancer awareness or because it matches your lipstick, you are already thinking of a lethal weapon in far too frivolous a manner.

It's not there to look fashionable when you pull it out of your purse. It's not there to color-coordinate with your ensemble. It's not a toy, or a conversation piece. It has only one purpose, to take a human life.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Good comments and perspective.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

This is an example of why I have problems with the ccw training requirements and ccw permit process going the way of the dodo bird in AZ.  This guy is qualified to carry concealed, yet he knows not the first thing about handling a firearm.  He shot himself, but just have easily sent the projectile into a bus or a store or a parking lot or some other place that was not vacant.  How many similar people are carrying concealed weapons with as much firearm aptitude as this guy. 

jackharrington
jackharrington

I can think of 1000 smart-ass things to say, but karma being what it is, I won't...Get well soon dude, AND please be careful with firearms...

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