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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sadbuttrue
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sadbuttrue 03/14/09 - 09:45 am
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Sad thing is about this whole

Sad thing is about this whole thing is he is a college student with a gun. Why did he have a gun in his car? Also, what would have happen if someone approached him at school? What would he have done? Take out everyone in sight? Think should be the big concern here. Are they going to let him go back to school after this incident? I doesn't matter where he lives or goes to school, what matters is others people lives could be in-stake.

SouthernChic
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SouthernChic 03/14/09 - 11:24 am
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Another reason Georgia needs

Another reason Georgia needs to crack down on shotguns. If you don't hunt, you don't need a shotgun. Show your hunting license, and you can have a shotgun.

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whynot2 03/14/09 - 01:47 pm
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Crack down on shotguns? How

Crack down on shotguns? How about if your an idiot dont buy a gun, easier fix to the problem, or actually learn how to use it. And I think he was out hunting, this little piggy and he got it.

SouthernChic
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SouthernChic 03/14/09 - 02:35 pm
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The problem with that logic,

The problem with that logic, whynot2, is that this guy obviously didn't think HE was an idiot, So what's to stop people like this from buying guns? He's lucky he shot himself, and that noone else was hurt.

pantherluvcik
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pantherluvcik 03/16/09 - 06:22 am
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Why should hunters be the

Why should hunters be the only one700s allowed to carry shotguns? They make stupid choices as well, what do they have anti idiot classes to get a hunting license. People get shotguns for home protection too. My daddy has almost every type gun known to man, he doesn't hunt but he's responsible with them.

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 03/16/09 - 11:52 am
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There is a commercial on

There is a commercial on televison, and I can't remember if it's for a movie or one of the night time serials, but the guy says:"There is nothing wrong with shooting as long as the right people are getting shot". Wonder if that applies here. But you know, the guy can't be too brilliant, a shotgun is kind of bulky, and if I was going to throw something in the car for protection, I would much rather have a pistol. Sure, you could still get shot in the foot, but the chances are a lot slimmer. However, this kid sounds a little dangerous to me.

NotyourDadsBuick
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NotyourDadsBuick 03/17/09 - 10:27 pm
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This guy sounds like the

This guy sounds like the typical UGA male undergrad. Dumb as a doorknob.

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Craig Spinks 03/19/09 - 02:11 am
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NotyourDadsBuick, not dumb as

NotyourDadsBuick, not dumb as a doorknob but drunk as a skunk.

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