Sunday, June 3, 2018
Saturday Night Fever Leads to a Negligent Discharge for FBI Agent
The WaPo story on Special Agent Twinkle Toes (FBI agent did a back flip in a club, dropped his gun and accidentally shot someone) gives a sketchy account of the incident, but the video shot by another bar patron really tells you what happened.
The agent was carrying a pistol tucked inside his waistband in the small-of-the-back position - he might have been using a holster, but if so I don't see it in the video - and I'll bet the pistol was a Glock, which is what the FBI issues. When he did a back flip on the dance floor the pistol fell and hit the floor. A Glock is not vulnerable to firing if dropped, but, Mister Negligent immediately snatched the pistol up, and evidently hit the trigger when he did so, firing the pistol.
That's three strikes: drinking while armed, carrying a pistol in your Mexican holster, and grabbing it with your finger on the trigger.