27-year-old Joshua Seto of Chandler, Arizona was shopping with his girlfriend in a local grocery store. He was trying to put her pink handgun into the front waistband of his pants when he unintentionally discharged the gun. The bullet went through his penis and then continued through his left thigh. According to dispatch records heavy bleeding started immediately. During the 911 call the operator told his girlfriend, Cara Christopher, to apply direct pressure to the wound but to avoid looking at it. "I did look at it," she replied. "It's pretty bad."
Seto was taken to the hospital where his condition has not been released. It is not known if he will suffer any permanent damage. Police are warning people who carry loaded, hidden guns in public to use holsters, not waistbands. Police are also investigating possible charges against Seto.
A local television station interviewed several men, asking how they felt about the story.