Distracted soldier shoots himself in the foot
A soldier has been fined for shooting himself in the foot – literally.
The 23-year-old was on guard duty outside a civil defence hospital when his weapon discharged and a bullet went through his foot. Prosecutors say he was distracted by playing a game on his mobile phone.
The man says he didn’t realise he shouldn’t have had a phone on him while on guard duty – and he says he was unaware his rifle was loaded with live ammunition.
The military court says he endangered his colleagues.
He’s been fined CHF 300.