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Cops: Ocean County Man Shot off Finger in Dispute With His Mother Over Drinking

Man 'intended to make a loud noise,' according to police

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Toms River police say a township man shot off his own finger in a dispute with his mother over excessive drinking.

Police were called to a residence on Mobile Lane at about 8:20 p.m. Sunday night, at which point Officer Frank Moschell and township EMTs found a 43-year-old man who was missing part of his left index finger, police spokesman Ralph Stocco said.

It was determined, Stocco said, that the man was involved in a dispute with his 65-year-old mother about his excessive drinking when he became upset and left the residence, then entered a makeshift cloth shed toward the rear of the property.

"He intended to make a loud noise in order to get his mother’s attention," Stocco said, so he placed a shotgun shell in a hollow metal pipe, then used a hammer and screw to strike the pipe.

The resulting explosion removed his finger, according to police.

The names of the man and his mother, who lived together in the home, were not released by police due to medical confidentiality laws, Stocco said.

The man was taken to Kimball Medical Center for treatment and further evaluation.

The incident remains under investigation and no charges have yet been filed, said Stocco.

aermanc June 09, 2014 at 08:06 PM
All I can say is.........God is GREAT.....Beer is GOOD......and People ar CRAZY!
Dbowler June 10, 2014 at 10:26 AM
There are four forms of life that would survive a nuclear attack. RATS,ROACHES,POLITICIANS AND DUMBASSES LIKE THIS!!! Good Golly Miss Molly you just cannot fix stupid !!
Joey Joe June 11, 2014 at 06:49 PM
just have to wonder how this Einstein is going to pick his nose now?
Metro July 15, 2014 at 10:07 PM
To bad he didn't shoot something else off. Dimwit
Joey Joe July 16, 2014 at 06:01 PM
@Metro - yeah you're right.... the added benefit would have been a breeding halt.... ya know what they say, "the dumb make dumber."


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