Recliner Saves Man Who Was Shot in Head
Nov 21, 10:14 PM (ET)
(AP) - Now comes another reason to stay put in the La-Z-Boy: A man sitting in his easy chair was shot in the head by his wife, but the sturdy recliner absorbed most of the bullet's force and left him virtually unscathed. WALNUT CREEK, Calif.
The couple had been arguing at home on Sunday evening, said
sheriff's Lt. Charles Skuce. Then Jan Kamp stood behind her seated husband and fired a gun at the back of his head, Skuce said. Contra Costa County
Because she fired through the recliner, the bullet only slightly wounded Norman Kamp, 57, Skuce said.
stood up from his chair, followed his wife into the kitchen and declared, "You shot me," according to authorities. Norman
Jan Kamp fired a second shot at her husband, but missed, Skuce said. He retreated to a neighbor's house in the unincorporated Pacheco area of the county, where he called 911.
After talking to deputies, Norman Kamp was treated at a hospital and released.
Jan Kamp, 58, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and booked at
County Jailin . Martinez