Slog tipper Kim directs your attention to this news item, filed by reporter Casey McNerthey, in which a man attempts to prevent would-be thieves from stealing his car:

"When questioned about the incident, (the man) stated that he had set a booby trap as an anti-theft device by placing his loaded .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver with the hammer in the cocked position under his steering wheel," Gang Unit Detective Rob Thomas wrote in a police document.

"When he returned to his vehicle after jogging in the park he attempted to disarm his booby trap, accidentally set off the gun and shot himself in the leg."

The man has been convicted of five felonies, McNerthey reports, and is prohibited from possessing a gun.