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Guy Gets 6 Years for Strip Club Selfie Accident

Florida felon's gun went off in bathroom
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 15, 2017 2:07 AM CDT

(Newser) – 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 US Attorney's Office in Tampa announced 34-year-old Rorn Sorn's sentencing Monday, the AP reports. 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.

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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, who has prior felony convictions for burglary and attempted first-degree murder. (This selfie-taker accidentally broke a Washington, DC, museum exhibit.)

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