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Woman Reports Being Shot, Realizes It Was A Knife In Her Purse

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(Photo by: Michael Kappeler/DPA/Getty Images)

(Photo by: Michael Kappeler/DPA/Getty Images)

A Seattle woman almost made herself a Darwin award candidate for accidentally stabbing herself, then telling police she’d been shot.

So here’s how it went down: According to CBS Seattle, the woman was carrying a kitchen knife in her purse. Now here’s the real shocker- the knife poked right through the purse into the woman’s leg. (What?! Knives are sharp??) She very dramatically hobbled into a coffee shop in SODO and proclaimed that she’d been shot. Naturally, the police showed up to investigate and a street was closed down while they searched for the “shooter”.

Their first clue that something was off: no one in the coffee shop heard a gunshot. While being treating for a (phantom) “gunshot” wound, the woman must have remembered the sharp object she was toting in her purse and sheepishly realized what had happened.

Here’s some advice from JACK: knife in purse = bad idea. Knives belong in kitchen drawers, unless of course you’re really worried the restaurant where you’re having lunch won’t have a utensil for the butter.

-Rachel Ayres, JACK Seattle

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