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Man shoots himself by accident during dream about being robbed

By T.K. Randall
June 16, 2023 · Comment icon 8 comments

If you sleepwalk, don't keep a gun next to your bed... Image Credit: Pixabay / LeandroDeCarvalho
A man from Illinois recently ended up in hospital after 'sleep-shooting' himself while dreaming that there was an intruder.
We've all heard of some of the unfortunate calamities that have ensued due to unintentional bouts of sleepwalking, but you've probably never heard of someone actually shooting themselves while asleep.

This is the bizarre scenario that befell Illinois resident Mark Dicara recently.

Dicara had been sleeping soundly in his bed when, all of a sudden, he grabbed his gun and fired off a round into his own leg - all while totally unconscious.
When police officers arrived on the scene, they discovered that the bullet had travelled straight through his leg and had lodged itself in the bedding.

Incredibly, it turned out that the reason for the mishap was that Dicara had been having a dream in which he was being robbed. Instead of simply dreaming that he had shot the intruder, he had actually picked up a real weapon and attempted to shoot them - all while sound asleep.

Even though he hadn't shot anyone else, however, he still ended up in trouble with the police because it turned out that he didn't have an appropriate permit to possess the gun in the first place.

Source: Lad Bible | Comments (8)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by spartan max2 10 months ago
That's some intense sleep walking. ****. 
Comment icon #2 Posted by Unadan 10 months ago
It's not an accident btw.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Jon the frog 10 months ago
Loaded weapons all over the place... natural selection in process.
Comment icon #4 Posted by TomO' 10 months ago
I just hope that, for his sake, Dicara's imaginary intruder learned his lesson.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Desertrat56 10 months ago
This reminds me of two things, a "ghost" story I read when I was a kid, a guy sleeping in a haunted house to earn money shot his big toe because the moon shone off it and he thought it was an eye staring at him.      And my ex, who did sleep walk, wanted to keep a loaded gun under the mattress where he could reach it.  I forbid it.   It was insane in my opinion and it was another red flag I ingnored.   
Comment icon #6 Posted by Bed of chaos 10 months ago
I'm not sure I buy this. It could've been drugs, mental illness or carelessness. Nobody would want to admit this happened. "Sleepwalking" gives him the perfect alibi. 
Comment icon #7 Posted by Berwen 10 months ago
This is another example of why not to have guns around. People say it is for their "own protection" but the numbers reveal that more people are killed by their own guns than from strangers. 
Comment icon #8 Posted by josellama2000 10 months ago
that guy should be afraid of wet dreams. Waking up and noticing that he F4cked himself. ;)

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