UGA student on spring break shoots self in foot with shotgun

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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — A college student on spring break in Ponte Vedra Beach was arrested after he shot himself in the foot with a shotgun that, minutes earlier, he pulled on some beachgoers who reportedly insulted him.

Amar Yakhou, an 18-year-old student at the University of Georgia, told a deputy that a group of guys were harassing him and his girlfriend Tuesday because they were from Georgia.

They followed Yakhou to a parking lot, where he pulled out a shotgun from his 2005 Mazda to "scare them away," according to a police report.

Then he went to the beach to get his girlfriend and said they needed to go. As he was moving the gun from the back seat to the trunk, it went off, and he suffered a gunshot wound to one of his left toes.

Yakhou, from Milledgeville, faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was in the process of being released from the St. Johns County jail Wednesday on $3,000 bail.

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illini
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illini 03/12/09 - 02:39 pm
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Is it aggravated assault when

Is it aggravated assault when a fool shoots himself? That just doesn't seem fair. Amar Yakhou from Milledgeville? Oh yea, the Yakhous all fought together in the Civil War and Amar's great-great-great grandpappy was General Lee's personal assistant.

MeinAugusta2
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MeinAugusta2 03/12/09 - 02:43 pm
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illini - I think the

illini - I think the aggravated assault charge comes in from him pulling the gun on the alleged victims. I love your sense of humor, though. Too funny!!

My_2nd
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My_2nd 03/12/09 - 03:03 pm
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it's agg. assault when he

it's agg. assault when he pulled the weapon and pointed it at them. shooting himself in the foot just proves he's an idiot.

Frank
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Frank 03/12/09 - 03:10 pm
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he was an idiot for not

he was an idiot for not unchambering the round, it was aggravated idiocy when he shot himself in the foot..

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Craig Spinks 03/12/09 - 03:31 pm
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Where is the line between

Where is the line between aggravated assault and self-defense?

latosha_5
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latosha_5 03/12/09 - 03:38 pm
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i didn't know that name

i didn't know that name calling is a reason to for someone to pullout out a shot gun!!!

gabassist
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gabassist 03/12/09 - 03:38 pm
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It was not self defense

It was not self defense because he (or his girlfriend) was not being threatened or attacked, only harrassed. Verbal intimidation likely falls under a "free speech" clause somewhere.

RogueKnight
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RogueKnight 03/12/09 - 03:40 pm
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Who carries a shotgun in

Who carries a shotgun in their vehicle for self defense? And I don't suppose he knew it had a safety on the trigger.

createyourfuture
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createyourfuture 03/12/09 - 04:35 pm
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I wonder if this guy is on

I wonder if this guy is on the football team; he certainly acts like he is. He certainly has the commonsense of a UGA student. He should begin practicing now saying, "Would you like fries with that?"

BakersfieldCityLimits
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BakersfieldCityLimits 03/12/09 - 05:58 pm
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This is why strict gun

This is why strict gun control laws should be enacted. There is no reason for a private person to have a gun, the government will protect us.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 03/12/09 - 06:27 pm
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Every time I've assaulted

Every time I've assaulted someone, I began by harassing them. Amar did the right thing by showing the shotgun, but messed up when he thought the harassers wouldn't cry to the police when they had to start behaving. Shooting himself in the foot seems to justify the harassment. Now he can say he went to school in Ga. and Fl.

I4PUTT
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I4PUTT 03/12/09 - 06:36 pm
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Please tell me this guy

Please tell me this guy transferred from Auburn and was here for a remedial class.

mar_1081
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mar_1081 03/12/09 - 06:46 pm
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I think his dad was my

I think his dad was my accounting professor~!

lew767
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lew767 03/12/09 - 06:55 pm
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I hope Mr. [filtered word] has to

I hope Mr. [filtered word] has to walk side ways for the rest of his days. Plus there is a place in Stoney Lone Some for him. Soap on a rope.

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steve-o 03/12/09 - 07:46 pm
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His girlfriend put a GT sock

His girlfriend put a GT sock on his foot while he was sleeeping as a joke, and he shot out of disgust.

TheGeorgian
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TheGeorgian 03/12/09 - 08:30 pm
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"This is why strict gun

"This is why strict gun control laws should be enacted. There is no reason for a private person to have a gun, the government will protect us.
Posted by E2432 on Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:58 PM"

That is hilarious! They will protect us! Yeh, right. ROFLMAO

TheGeorgian
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TheGeorgian 03/12/09 - 08:33 pm
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Those dumb crackers down in

Those dumb crackers down in Flori-DUH had better not mess with Georgians.

KSL
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KSL 03/12/09 - 09:09 pm
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steve-o. Chill please.

steve-o. Chill please.

KSL
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KSL 03/12/09 - 09:11 pm
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What an idiot. Not you

What an idiot. Not you steve-o, but don't push me.

KSL
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KSL 03/12/09 - 09:12 pm
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Since when does name calling

Since when does name calling require one to point a gun at someone, even when you don't point it accurately?

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DMac_357 03/12/09 - 10:11 pm
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This guy was a fool. Even

This guy was a fool. Even gun nuts know that you don't pull a gun unless you plan on using it ... the right way!! This idiot definately didn't need to be handling a gun.

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CyndiCk 03/13/09 - 04:34 am
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Hahahaha, this is some funny

Hahahaha, this is some funny stuff! Maybe the idiot is suffering from "Barney Fife Syndrome"!

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corgimom 03/13/09 - 08:01 am
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He got off easy, if he

He got off easy, if he would've shot somebody he'd be in jail right now for murder. Thank God no one else was hurt by that idiot. As for his girlfriend- RUN! Get away from him!

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change display name 03/13/09 - 09:43 am
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He just solidified all of the

He just solidified all of the Georgia stereotypes these people were harassing him about in the first place! Were they making fun of him for being from Georgia or because of his name? He should have shot his momma for that one.

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billybob88 03/13/09 - 10:00 am
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This guy might be a UGA

This guy might be a UGA student, but he's not from round here.

CarlA
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CarlA 03/13/09 - 10:58 am
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Ha Ha!!! Shows the

Ha Ha!!! Shows the intelligence of UGA students! Go Cocks!

HillGuy
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HillGuy 03/13/09 - 01:47 pm
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Sounds like he should be on a

Sounds like he should be on a terrorist watch list.

palomino9
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palomino9 03/13/09 - 04:32 pm
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typical UGA redneck,

typical UGA redneck,

HillGuy
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HillGuy 03/13/09 - 09:33 pm
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Yeah.. lots of rednecks have

Yeah.. lots of rednecks have names like Amar Yakhou

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 03/14/09 - 08:48 am
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Duh rednecks dont shoot

Duh rednecks dont shoot themselves. We were raised with guns.

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