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
Guy Gets 6 Years for Firing Gun While Taking Selfie
Rorn Sorn.   (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)

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.

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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