published Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Arizona man hospitalized after shooting himself in the penis

CHANDLER, Ariz. — A suburban Phoenix man is recovering after police say he accidentally shot himself in the penis while putting his girlfriend’s gun in the waistband of his pants.

Chandler police say 27-year-old Joshua Seto and his fiancé, Cara Christopher, were walking toward a grocery store when the shooting happened last week. The gun fired, striking Seto’s penis and continuing through his left thigh.

The Arizona Republic reports a 911 operator told Christopher to apply direct pressure to the wound with a dry towel or T-shirt.

Chandler Police Detective Seth Tyler was unsure of the type of gun, or whether it had a safety that was off. He also says it’s unclear if Seto has been released from the hospital or suffered any permanent damage

In the wake of the shooting, Tyler warned residents to use holsters, not waistbands, if they’re going to carry a handgun.

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ceeweed said...

Pack your business on the left and your piece on right to avoid the dreaded cap in the penis. The brotha don't know propa gangsta etiquette.

August 9, 2011 at 9:27 p.m.
ITguy said...


August 9, 2011 at 9:37 p.m.
terrybham said...


August 9, 2011 at 9:54 p.m.
RulesToBreak said...

LMAO @ceeweed!!!

August 10, 2011 at 1:46 a.m.
LibDem said...

I was relieved to read that it was his personal implement and not just one he saw on the walk. A guy who has a "fiancie" might not understand personal space.

August 10, 2011 at 7:51 a.m.
328Kwebsite said...

How could it be "unclear if . . . Seto suffered any permanent damage"?

Do we know of anyone else shot in the penis who did not suffer permanent damage? "Oh, I've taken 25 rounds to the __ and just brush it all off and keep going." No, I'm pretty sure that if someone takes a bullet to the penis that there is going to be "permanent damage".

August 10, 2011 at 8:07 a.m.
joepulitzer said...

well, at least he can't be charged with a missdeweiner.

August 10, 2011 at 8:16 a.m.
LibDem said...

Excellent, joepulitzer! I think you've set the high mark for the week.

August 10, 2011 at 9:27 a.m.
LibDem said...

It's not fair that the TFP corrects a report so that my comment seems stupid. (Well, OK, it was stupid anyway, but nonetheless...)

August 10, 2011 at 1:27 p.m.
chatttn said...

Good thing his fiance wasn't Loraina Bobbit. She might have finished the job!

August 10, 2011 at 2:16 p.m.
LibDem said...

Actually, a fiancé is usually a guy and a fiancée of the female persuasion, but it's all Greek.

August 10, 2011 at 2:31 p.m.
BOOBOO99 said...


August 10, 2011 at 5:16 p.m.
timesfreepress said...

Story came over the AP wire yesterday and this is -- make of it what you will -- one of the most popular stories on the website today. Thanks for reading cbtole.

August 10, 2011 at 5:19 p.m.

An unfortunate price tag for our failure to pass stricter gun regulations. A federally-mandated buffer zone for where we should be packing heat could have saved this guy from learning such a painful lesson.

August 10, 2011 at 6:41 p.m.
HavocA20 said...

Have to wonder how the doc puts that in a stabilized position to heal! LOL Let's hope that wasn't an 8 mm or 357!

August 11, 2011 at 12:12 a.m.
riverstronghold said...

Yeah, federal legislation about how far from your penis to pack your piece is exactly what's needed! That alone would have helped him! Why did we not save this guy?!

I'm writing my legislators immediately demanding TSA-enforced inspections of everybody for anything that might harm them. We must order immediate wholesale public searches at all malls, workplaces, and especially near grocery stores "buffer zones" and other flash points of outbreaks of stupidity.

Nevermind the economy -- save the fails!

Meanwhile, Darwinian selection goes on unabated.

August 11, 2011 at 10:07 a.m.
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