Dude, just do it, dude.

Must have been some dank sh*t.

Saybrook man wanted to feel pain of a shot

By ELLEN KOLMAN - Staff Writer - ekolman@starbeacon.com
Star Beacon

DENMARK TOWNSHIP — A Saybrook man apparently goaded his stepbrother into shooting him in the leg Sunday so he could learn what it feels like, police and sheriff’s reports show.

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the apparent shooting that took place Sunday night at 1926 Route 193, Denmark Township.

Eric B. Fortune Jr., 19, 3711 Center Road, filed a false report with the Ashtabula Police Department, stating he was shot in the leg by an unknown assailant, Ashtabula police reports show. Ashtabula police and sheriff reports show Fortune was issued a minor misdemeanor summons for a falsification charge.

According to the sheriff’s report, a dispatcher advised deputies about 11 p.m. Sunday of a possible accidental shooting that occurred in Denmark Township where Fortune had been staying on and off for the past couple of weeks, and to meet him at the Ashtabula County Medical Center emergency room.

Fortune was transported to the hospital by his 18-year-old Jefferson girlfriend.

Fortune told deputies he was sorry for wasting the police departments’ time and said he lied to Ashtabula police. Fortune was treated for a single gun shot wound to his right inner calf muscle.

According to the reports, Fortune said he had been smoking marijuana during the night and had always wanted to know what it felt like to be shot by a gun. So he badgered his 17-year-old stepbrother, who happened to be at his home, to shoot him in the leg..

The stepbrother did shoot Fortune and then began to cry and so did Fortune, according to the report.

Deputies’ report states they questioned the girlfriend, who said Fortune told her to lie. After Fortune was release from the hospital, deputies followed him back to the Denmark address and could not find the gun or any evidence and the step-brother had left, according to reports.

Sheriff’s deputies will continue the investigation.

Fortune is no stranger to the court system. On Dec. 23, 2008, he pleaded guilty to the charge of possession of marijuana, and on March 24, he pleaded guilty to the charge of assault, according to Ashtabula Municipal Court records.

Courtesy of DBB

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