Florida man gets 6 years for firing gun while taking selfie

Kent’s note: This story comes from the Associated Press

TAMPA — A Florida man has been sentenced to six years and five months in prison for accidentally shooting a gun while taking a selfie in a strip club restroom.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa announced 34-year-old Rorn Sorn’s sentencing Monday. The Asian Pride Gang member pleaded guilty in April to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

Court documents say Sorn was at Club Lust in St. Petersburg in December when his gun discharged. The bullet went through the mirror and into the adjacent women’s restroom. No injuries were reported.

A security guard approached Sorn as he was leaving, and Sorn reportedly told the guard that it was an accident and that he “was just trying to take a selfie.” Police responded, and officers found a handgun, ammunition and drugs on Sorn.

Sorn has prior felony convictions for burglary and attempted first-degree murder.

 

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  1. The article title was certainly misleading. I thought someone got charged for simply taking a selfie while firing his gun. In reality, it was convicted felon who was too drunk, stoned or stupid (probably all three) not to have an ND while taking a selfie in a strip club rest room. Big difference. Leave it to the media to muddle things as much as possible.

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