Sioux Falls man accidentally fires gun inside his pants pocket

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police say an intoxicated man escaped injury when he accidentally fired his gun inside his pants pocket.

The 24-year-old Sioux Falls man was arrested Monday for reckless discharge of a weapon and possession of a gun while intoxicated. Police say officers heard a gunshot and responded to a parking ramp at about 2:30 a.m.

The Argus Leader reports they found the man who had a blood alcohol content of 0.25, which is more than three times the legal limit to drive. Police spokesman Sam Clemens says the man wasn’t injured, but had a hole in his pants.