Craigslist Klutz: Mokena Man Packs Gun For Protection, Shoots Own Leg

The 30-year-old man stuffed the handgun into the waistband of his pants before meeting with a couple interested in buying his bike off CraigsList.

A 30-year-old Mokena man who made sure to arm himself before heading into a CraigsList deal accidentally shot himself in the leg. 

Kenneth Dangman III, of the 10100 block of Kirkstone Way, grabbed a handgun and tucked it into his waistband before meeting with a couple interested in buying his bike. Dangman met with the couple at his mother’s house in the 11900 block of 195th Street. He told her to stay inside while he met with them inside a minivan. 

The gun discharged, firing through Dangman's thigh, into the floor of the van. He was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm after the April 28 incident, according to the report.

The buyers took off after his mother called 911, according to the report. Dangman holds a valid firearm owner's ID for the Glock semi-automatic pistol, but not a concealed carry permit.  

He was treated at Silver Cross Hospital.

via Sun-Times Media

UNowen May 19, 2014 at 12:01 AM
Sorry to burst your bubble Bob but it is every citizens right to keep and bare arms no matter how stupid or smart. Quit being such a narrow minded liberal douche. So sorry you don't like guns but here's the cold hard truth, guns save more innocent lives than they take. Automobile accidents and drunk drivers kill more people on average each year than guns, you wanna ban automobiles and drinking? Thats what we sane people like to call hypocrisy. You cry fowl at something you don't like yet you care nothing at all about other things that are equally dangerous. Knifes kill people, you notice how they aren't banned? Bats are used as weapons but those aren't banned! Crowbars are used as weapons but guess what, they're not banned! All those items can be readily bought at any store. Guns are purchased through a lengthly and legal system. You wanna ban guns? Ok great, disarm innocent citizens because as we all know criminals follow laws! Oh wait thats right, THEY DONT THATS WHY THEYRE CRIMINALS!!! They will still buy their guns illegally on the black market. This guy had every right to carry and protect himself. Guns go off accidentally all the time. Shit happens. Don't blame the holder for the fact the product was defective and not functioning properly. When you buy something and it doesn't work right do you blame yourself because you were to stupid? No, you blame the company for selling and manufacturing a defective product! So before you question someone else's intelligence, make sure you have your own to back up your blabbering stupidity.
Gary P May 19, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Unowen. I wear short sleeve shirts. I bare arms. I am so sorry dangman the third didn't shoot his nuts off so we won't get stuck with a dangman the fourth. What an idiot. If he's so afraid of craigslist why advertise on it.
Local Resident May 19, 2014 at 01:02 PM
If you are that concerned about safety, dont do deals on Craigslist. The law is the law. No Conceal Carry permit? Dont Carry.
Tamarack May 19, 2014 at 03:22 PM
DudeMitch May 23, 2014 at 12:22 PM
You don't need a CCL to carry on private property. But not using a holster is asinine, especially with a Glock


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