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Only in America

Only in America: The bowler's misfire

A Florida bowler's gun accidentally goes off in his pocket — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A Florida bowling alley fell into frightened silence at the sound of a gunshot, but it was only a bowler accidentally triggering a loaded pistol in his pocket. "The guy just stepped up to bowl," said a witness. "I think he hit his leg on his back swing." The man limped back to his seat with a leg wound, which was not life-threatening.