74-year-old Don Mozdren of Warsaw, Indiana thought he heard "rustling" outside his house so he grabbed his Bersa Thunder 9 mm handgun and went to investigate. Finding nothing, Mozdren sat down in the recliner in his living, his gun on his lap. Mozdren then proceeded to fall asleep while holding the gun. While sleeping he discharged the gun and shot himself in the thigh.
When medical crews arrived they found Mozdren sitting in the chair with a towel on his right thigh. Investigators also found a hole in the wall from where the bullet struck after entering and exiting Mozdren's leg. He was taken to the local hospital for treatment.