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Game Of Russian Roulette With Argos Catalogue Ends In Pain And Jail

TO Ayr Sheriff Court to see Paul Black, 39, of Girvan, Ayrshire, jailed for 28 months for contravening the Firearms Act. He shot John Harris, 18,  with an air rifle in a game of Russian roulette with an Argos catalogue.

Each took it in turns to have the famously thick Argos catalogue strapped to their torso while the other fired at it with an airgun.

After each round, an agreed amount of pages were removed from the catalogue. As it got thinner, the chances of injury increased.

Black’s solicitor Peter Lockhart:

“The catalogue became thinner and thinner. Inevitably it was going to end in disaster and that was the eventual outcome.”

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Posted: 11th, August 2011 | In: Strange But True | Comment