Shot Girlfriend Mistaken for Hog in Florida

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 3, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Shot girlfriend mistaken for hog: A woman was shot and injured by a Florida man after he mistook her for a hog, it was reported.

Steven Egan, 52, was hunting hogs last month with his girlfriend, Lisa Simmons, in Flagler, located in northern Flordia.

At night, Egan heard a rustling in the woods and fired a shot in the direction of the noise, thinking it was a hog.

However, he thought he left Simmons in a tent, but she instead was out picking oranges. Instead of hitting the hog, he shot her in the legs with a 0.30-caliber bullet, it was reported.

“He saw a hog and thought he shot it and went to look for it,” Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Steve Clair told ABC News in April. “He heard her and thought it was a hog and just shot.”

“Steve, you shot me,” Simmons reportedly told him, according to a TampaBay.com report on Friday. Blood was pouring out of her leg and the two fashioned a tourniquet and staunched the flow.

“I don’t think you can go through something like this and not get closer, if you really love somebody,” Simmons told the Times this week. “We don’t have any issues between us.”

Simmons was airlifted to a nearby hospital for surgery. She woke up with four inches of her thigh bone missing.

After the incident, Jay Leno and DJ Bubba the Lovesponge made fun of the shooting.

“At least I’m still alive,” she said. “I still have both legs and I’ve got a really good story to tell her some day.”

Simmons now does not have to use a scooter and can walk on her own.

Just over two months ago, a dog accidentally shot a Florida man while he was driving his pick-up truck. The dog kicked the gun that was resting on the floor of the truck, setting the firearm off and hit the man in his leg.

And in December 2011, another Florida man’s dog accidentally shot its owner in the leg while he was deer hunting.

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.